Caianiello Silvia

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081.25.35.500
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caianiello@ispf.cnr.it
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Napoli

Silvia Caianiello - ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7573-088X

  • Senior Researcher, CNR (National Research Council, Italy), Naples
  • Associated to Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples (2016–)

 

Research areas:

History and philosophy of life sciences
Interdisciplinary history of concepts
Philosophy and epistemology of history


Silvia Caianiello is Senior Researcher at the Institute for the History of Philosophy and Science in the Modern Age (ISPF) of the Italian National Research Council (C.N.R.) in Naples, Italy. Since 2016, she is associated to Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples. She is co-editor of the Book Series “Filosofia e saperi. Crossing boundaries between humanities and life sciences” (CNR Edizioni). She is member of  ISPHSSB ("International Society for the History, Philosophy, & Social Studies of Biology"); member and, since 2015, Vice-Director of Res viva. Interuniversity Research Center for the Epistemology and History of Life Sciences (www.resviva.it).
Her research interests and experiences range from the History of European Philosophy since Modern Age to the History and Philosophy of Life Sciences, with a methodological focus on conceptual transfers across different scientific fields.
She conducted extensive research on the correlation between representations of time and epistemologies of history from XVIII to XX Century, and on bridging concepts between Human and Life Sciences since the XIX Century.
Currently her main research field is the history and philosophy of evolutionary theory and evo-devo, (Evolutionary Developmental Biology), with particular focus on systemic and hierarchical approaches to biological organization and evolutionary change.

Selected Bibliography

  • “The experimental-mechanistic philosophy of Boveri and Davidson”, in “From Boveri to Davidson: Embryological approaches to genomic function”, Marine Genomics, Special Issue, ed. by M.I. Arnone and S. Caianiello, forthcoming.
  •  “Seinesgleichen geschieht: contemporary challenges to evolutionary contingency”, in Predictability and the Unpredictable: Life, Evolution and Behaviour, ed. by D. Ceccarelli and G. Frezza, Roma, CNR Edizioni, in press.
  • “Prolegomena to a history of robustness”, in M. Bertolaso, S. Caianiello and E. Serrelli eds., Biological Robustness - Emerging Perspectives from within the Life Sciences, Springer (Series: History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences), in press.
  • Figures du temps historique et instances de la méthode. Un cours en trois parties, in «Laboratorio dell’ISPF, XIV, 2017», pp. 1-60.
  •  “A pluralização do tempo histórico e ascensão de um método sistêmico para a história", in Heterocronias. Ensaios sobre a multiplicidade do tempo histórico, ed. by M. Salomon, Goiânia, Edições Ricochete, 2017.
  • (with M. Bertolaso) Robustness as Organized Heterogeneity, in Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica, CVIII, 2016, 2, 2016, pp. 293-303
  • “Revisiting the Phenotypic Hierarchy in Hierarchy Theory”, in N.  Eldredge, T. Pievani, E. Serrelli, I. Temkin (eds), Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective, Chicago, Chicago University Press, pp. 151-173.
  • “Empatia e relazionalità. Dalla comunicazione dei corpi all’orizzonte del nonumano”, in Fuori di sé. L’empatia nell’orizzonte umano ed oltre, ed. by S. Caianiello, Roma, CNR Edizioni, 2015, pp. 9-34. (http://www.ispf.cnr.it/system/files/testionline/Fuori_di_se/files/assets/basic-html/page-1.html)
  • “Vecchie e nuove funzioni della storia della scienza”, in La meraviglia e la passione: un secolo di scienze della natura nel Mezzogiorno (1760-1860), ed. by M.R. Ghiara, collana “Filosofia e Saperi”, CNR Edizioni. 2015, 95-108. (http://www.ispf.cnr.it/system/files/testionline/La_meraviglia_e_la_passione/files/assets/basic-html/page-1.html )
  •  “Succession of functions, from Darwin to Dohrn”, in “History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences”, 2015, 36, 3, pp 335-345
  • “Immagini dello sviluppo da Gould a evo-devo”, in Da Gould a evo-devo. Percorsi storici e teorici, ed. by Silvia Caianiello, Napoli, CNR Edizioni, 2014, pp. 51-82. (http://www.ispf.cnr.it/system/files/testionline/DaGouldadevoevo/files/assets/basic-html/index.html#1)

 

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