Jacopo Agnesina Ph.D.

Historian of Early Modern Philosophy

Short CV

My AOS is Intellectual History of Enlightenment, in particular I worked on radical enlightenment, atheism and deism in the XVIIIth century, calvinist theology, freethinking, necessitarianism, cultural transfer between different countries, radical works translations and receptions.

I have a Ph.D. in History of Philosophy (University of Eastern Piedmont, 2013). I was a former post-doc researcher at University of Rome “La Sapienza” and at Society of Waldesians Studies.

I gave speeches in various Universities in Italy, Switzerland, Germany and France.

I am currently a post-doc researcher at the University of Eastern Piedmont.   

Short Publication Record

  • The Philosophy of Anthony Collins: Free-Thought and Atheism, Honoré Champion, Paris, 2018
  • Anthony Collins, Ricerca filosofica sulla libertà umana (translation, introduction and notes by J. Agnesina), Bompiani, Milano, 2015
  • «La discussione storiografica intorno alla questione "Did Hume ever read Berkeley?"» in Philosophie et scepticisme de Montaigne à Hume, Mélanges en l'honneur de Gianni Paganini (sous la direction d'Antony McKenna et Gianluca Mori), Honoré Champion, Paris, 2023
  • «Echi razionalistici nella Valli Valdesi» in Storia del Valdesi (eds. F. Tasca, S. Peyronel-Rambaldi, G.P. Romagnani, P. Naso), Claudiana, Torino, 2023
  • «Abauzit lecteur des Droits de l'Église Chrétienne (1706) de Matthew Tindal» in Firmin Abauzit (1679-1767). Production et transmission des savoirs d'un intellectuel au siècle des Lumières (edited by M.-C. Pitassi), Honoré Champion, Paris, 2022
  • «The role of Prophecies: Baron d’Holbach as a Translator of Anthony» in The Great Protector of Wits. Baron d’Holbach and His Time (edited by L. Nicolì), Brill, Leiden-Boston, 2022
  • «La ricezione del pensiero di Berkeley nel Rankenian Club di Edimburgo» in Giornale Critico della Filosofia Italiana, XV, 3/2019.
  • «Lettere di David Hume conservate presso la “Princess Czartoryski Library” di Cracovia» in Giornale Critico della Filosofia Italiana, XV, 1/2019
  • «Collins, Hume e i miracoli: il caso Saragozza» in Etica e Politica, XX, 3/2018


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