Dr. Andrea Strazzoni


Gastwissenschaftler (Forschungszentrum Gotha)


Forschungszentrum Gotha (Gotha, Schloßberg 2) / Raum XX

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Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt (FZG)
Schloßberg 2
99867 Gotha


Forschungszentrum Gotha der Universität Erfurt (FZG)
Schloßberg 2
99867 Gotha

Curriculum Vitae

October 2018 - present
Guest Researcher, Gotha Research Centre of the University of Erfurt

October 2016 - September 2018
Christoph-Martin-Wieland Postdoctoral Fellow, Gotha Research Centre of the University of Erfurt

March – May 2016
Herzog-Ernst Research Fellow, Gotha Research Centre of the University of Erfurt

November 2015 – February 2016
visiting fellow, School of Philosophy, Higher School of Economics (Moscow)

2010 – 2015
PhD in History of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Dissertation: "The Foundation of Early Modern Science: Metaphysics, Logic and Theology". Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Wiep van Bunge, Dr. Henri Krop

2007 – 2009
MA in History of Philosophy, University of Parma (Italy)

2003 – 2006
BA in Philosophy, University of Parma (Italy)


Andrea Strazzoni has completed his undergraduate education in philosophy at the University of Parma, and has obtained his PhD in the history of philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (2015), with a dissertation on the Dutch reception of Descartes and the problem of the foundation of natural philosophy. He is currently working on the ways in which Cartesian ideas were disseminated and entangled with different scientific and philosophical paradigms.

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Burchard de Volder and the Age of the Scientific Revolution, Dordrecht, Springer, 2019.

Dutch Cartesianism and the Birth of Philosophy of Science: From Regius to ’s Gravesande, Berlin-Boston, Walter de Gruyter, 2018.

“How Did Regius Become Regius? The Early Doctrinal Evolution of a Heterodox Cartesian,” Early Science and Medicine, 23/4, 2018, 362–412.

“The Medical Cartesianism of Henricus Regius. Disciplinary Partitions, Mechanical Reductionism and Methodological Aspects,” Galilæana. Studies in Renaissance and Early Modern Science, XV, 2018, 181-220.

Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, Springer, 2016-2017, entries:

“Agrippa, Heinrich Cornelius”

“Alsted, Johann Heinrich”


“Cavendish, Margaret”

“Cesalpino, Andrea”

“Cudworth, Ralph”

“Hartlib, Samuel”

“More, Henry”


“Sturm, Johann”

“The Cartesian Philosophy of Language of Johannes de Raey,” Lias. Journal of Early Modern Intellectual Culture and its Sources, 42/2, 2015, 89-120.

“«Vix sciebant legere clerici», la fortuna di una citazione campanelliana nella cultura olandese,” Bruniana & Campanelliana, XIX/1, 2013, 237-247.

“A Logic to End Controversies: The Genesis of Clauberg’s Logica Vetus et Nova,” Journal of Early Modern Studies, II/2, 2013, 123-149. 

“The Dutch fates of Bacon's philosophy: libertas philosophandi, Cartesian logic and Newtonianism,” Annali della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa – Classe di Lettere e Filosofia, series V, vol. IV/1, 2012, 251-281. 

“La filosofia aristotelico-cartesiana di Johannes de Raey,” Giornale Critico della Filosofia Italiana, series VII, vol. VII/1, 2011, 107-132.