Simonutti Luisa

Primo ricercatore

Visiting professor at EPHE, Paris, at ENS, Lyon, and at IHR University of Geneva. Visiting research fellow at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Chapman University, Orange, CA. "Temporary professorship" at the University of Ferrara, Vercelli and Trieste.



Main research interests

  • Philosophy, politics and religion in Europe and the Mediterranean in the modern age. Cultural and conceptual history of emotions, sympathy, empathy, consciousness.
  • Theory of tolerance, right of resistance (XVI-XVIII)(Politiques, Pierre Bayle, John Locke, Spinoza).
  • English moralists, deists. Biblical hermeneutics, identity, political-religious aspects and philosophy in John Locke.
  • Circulation of Spinoza's thought in the Netherlands and England. Historical critical method, biblical hermeneutics and scientific method in Spinoza.
  • Translation and philosophy in modern times. The dictionary of the translators: 1600-1800.

Member of the ISPF Institute Council. Scientific coordinator for international programs with universities, European research institutions and agencies for the ISPF. Member of the Executive Council for the John Locke Society.Scientific co-coordinator of the Project and Data Base of The dictionary of the translators: 1600-1800 with European University Institute– Fiesole. Scientific co-coordinator for Project and Seminar series Entangled Histories of Emotions in the Mediterranean World with SHE – Australia.  MG Member in ISCH COST Action IS1310 Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800. Member of the steering committee for ISPF and Member of jury for phD. Participant in various national and international research projects; was member of the editorial board in various journals and series. Invited speaker at several conferences in numerous universities in Europe, USA and Australia and leader in the organization of international conferences.