Rodolfo studied philosophy and history of science at the University of Turin (Italy) and at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). Since January 2011, he has been a PhD candidate at the doctoral school of philosophy at the University of Turin, with a focus on the history of seventeenth-century philosophy and science. In 2012, he was researching at the University of Aberdeen under the supervision of Professor Catherine Wilson. He works on three main research projects: Pierre Gassendi and post-Galilean Science, the history of the principle of Conatus in the early modern period, and history of the idea of contingency in early modern and modern science.
Garau, Rodolfo (2019). “The Transformation of Final Causation: Telesio’s Theories of Self-Preservation and Motion.” In Bernardino Telesio and the Natural Sciences in the Renaissance, ed. P. D. Omodeo, 231–251. Leiden: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163…Read More
Omodeo, Pietro Daniel, and Rodolfo Garau, eds. (2019). Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science. Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science 332. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67378-3.Read More
Garau, Rodolfo (2019). “Descartes’ Physics in ‘Le Monde’ and the Late-Scholastic Idea of Contingency.” In Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science, ed. P. D. Omodeo and R. Garau, 332:199–217. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978…Read More
Garau, Rodolfo, and Pietro Daniel Omodeo (2019). “Introduction.” In Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science, ed. P. D. Omodeo and R. Garau, 332:9–25. Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67378-3_2.Read More
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Renaissance Society of America Meeting - Berlin
American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting - Baltimore