Book series

Studi Vichiani

The Quaderni degli ‘Studi Vichiani’, inaugurated in 1969 and published by the Guida publishing house in Naples, were born under the leadership of Pietro Piovani, who edited the first 13 volumes. They continue under the guidance of Fulvio Tessitore. They are intended as an ideal meeting place for different methodologies – philosophical, philological, historical, erudite – applied to understanding the ‘Vico problem’ within modernity.

The series is currently directed by Giuseppe Cacciatore, Manuela Sanna and Fulvio Tessitore and it is published by:
Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura
00165 Rome – via delle Fornaci, 24

Filosofia e scienza nell’età moderna

Historiographical research has highlighted the articulation and complexity of the categories that preside over the constitution of modern knowledge. The idea of a ‘pure’ reason, entirely resolved in its speculative consistency, has been replaced by a broader and deeper awareness of the various connections that link philosophical reflection to the other spheres and practices of cultural experience. The image of a single ‘Copernican turning point’ has thus been enriched with reference to the multiple ‘revolutions’ that crossed the vicissitudes of history of thinking. Studying the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries today means coming to terms with this set of problems and suggestions: the series, which brings together the results of the activities promoted by the CSPF, reflects in its distinct sections the need to intervene at the nodal points where the paths of philosophy and the sciences intertwine with the reasons of civil life and the complex world of beliefs. Alongside monographic studies, the series includes a series of volumes presenting critical editions of unpublished or rare texts; a third section is reserved for bibliographical tools of particular philosophical and scientific interest. From the discovery of new materials, to the retrieval of important documentary sources, to the reconstruction of environments and relevant figures: these are the perspectives addressed by these Institute’s publications, with the aim of contributing to the multidisciplinary orientations of contemporary historiography.

The series, a chronological list of which is given below starting with the most recent volumes, is divided into three distinct series:

3.1. Studies
3.2. Bibliographical tools
3.3. Texts (including numerous isolated critical editions)

The series is directed by Manuela Sanna and Geri Cerchiai

Scientific Committee: Emanuela Scribano, Luisa Simonutti, Giuseppe Cantillo, Giovanni Rota, Jürgen Trabant

Filosofia e Saperi

The series ‘Filosofia e Saperi’, born in 2009, renewed its scientific mission in 2016, taking on the subtitle ‘Sconfinamenti tra saperi umanistici e le scienze della vita / Crossing borders between the humanities and the life sciences’, expanding its Scientific Committee and accepting texts in English and the other main European languages.

The mission of the series, in its new definition, is to give visibility to research that promotes a dynamic representation of the relationship between the humanities and the life sciences, and to stimulate new theoretical perspectives capable of intensifying communication and interaction between different disciplinary fields and styles of thought.


The disciplinary fields that the series intends to embrace are as follows:

– history and philosophy of the life sciences

– bioethics

– history of scientific concepts and metaphors

– public understanding of the life sciences

– political and social history of the life sciences

– history of scientific collections and museums

– art and iconography of the life sciences

– scientific practices and sites of knowledge production in the life sciences

The books are first published in paper, and can be purchased on demand (CNR Edizioni); after an embargo of one year, they are made available online in open-access.


Silvia Caianiello, Maria Conforti and Manuela Sanna

Assistant editors

Alessia Scognamiglio, Emiliano Sfara

Scientific Committee

Marta Bertolaso – Istituto di Filosofia dell’Agire Scientifico e Tecnologico (FAST), Università Campus Bio-Medico, Roma, Italia
Matthias Bruhn – Dipartimento “Das Technische Bild”, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germania
Elena Canadelli – Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Padova, Italia
Emilia D’Antuono – Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali – Università Federico II, Napoli, Italia
Ariane Dröscher – Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia – Università degli Studi di Trento, Italia
Mariacarla Gadebusch-Bondio – Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin,Technische Universität München, Germania
Philippe Huneman – Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (CNRS/ Université Paris 1 Sorbonne, Francia
Girolamo Imbruglia – Dipartimento di Scienze Umane e Sociali, Università di Napoli L’Orientale, Italia
Massimo Mazzotti – Dept. of History, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Alessandro Minelli – Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Padova, Italia
Claudio Pogliano – Dipartimento di civiltà e forme del sapere, Università di Pisa, Italia
Olivier Remaud – Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Francia
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger – Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germania


For information,

Vico su CD ROM

The series ‘Vico on CD-ROM’, directed by Roberto Mazzola, collects bibliographic and catalographic materials as well as computerised editions of Vico’s editiones principes and manuscripts.

La collana è distribuita da:
Rubbettino Editore srl,
88049 Soveria Mannelli (Catanzaro)

Cultura meridionale

Cultura Meridionale
Series of texts on the philosophical and scientific culture of southern Italy

Manuela Sanna
Roberto Evangelista
Alessia Scognamiglio

Scientific Committee
Josep Martinez Bisbal, Universidad de Valencia
Giuseppe Cacciatore, Università di Napoli Federico II
Silvia Caianiello, Ispf‑Cnr
Pierre Girard, Université Jean Moulin – Lion 3
Matthias Kaufmann, Martin‑Luther – Universität Halle‑Wittenberg
Barbara Ann Naddeo, Cuny, The City College of New York
Stefano Poggi, Università di Firenze
†Maurizio Torrini, Università di Napoli Federico II

I Quaderni del Lab

“I quaderni del Lab” were inaugurated in 2014 as a series of supplements to the electronic journal “Laboratorio dell’Ispf”. They constitute the first ebook series edited by the Institute and present the same programmatic structure as the journal, publishing in digital format annotated editions of texts and original research contributions (monographic essays and miscellanies) in the fields of philosophy and the humanities.

Editors: David Armando, Leonardo Pica Ciamarra, Manuela Sanna

Scientific Committee: Josep Martinez Bisbal (†), Giuseppe Cacciatore (Università di Napoli Federico II), Silvia Caianiello (ISPF-CNR), Maria Conforti (Università di Roma La Sapienza), Pierre Girard (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Matthias Kaufmann (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), Girolamo Imbruglia (Università di Napoli L’Orientale), Pierre-François Moreau (École Normale Supérieure de Lyon), Barbara Ann Naddeo (The City College of New York), Valeria Pinto (Università di Napoli Federico II), Enrico I. Rambaldi (Università di Milano), Salvatore Tedesco (Università di Palermo), Maurizio Torrini (†), Amadeu Viana (Universitat de Lleida

Editorial staff: Roberto Evangelista, Armando Mascolo, Alessia Scognamiglio (secretary), Roberta Visone

Technical manager: Ruggero Cerino