I studied philosophy and history of science at the University of Turin (Italy) and at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). Since January 2011, I have been PhD candidate of the doctoral school of philosophy of the University of Turin, with a focus on the history of XVII century philosophy and science. In 2012, I spent a period of research at the University of Aberdeen under the supervision of professor Catherine Wilson. I work on on three main research projects: Pierre Gassendi and the post Galilean Science, History of the Principle of Conatus in the Early Modern Period, and History of the Idea of Contingeny in Early Modern and Modern Science.
Garau, R. (2019). Descartes’ physics in 'Le Monde' and the late-scholastic idea of contingency. In P. D. Omodeo, & R. Garau (Eds.), Contingency and natural order in early modern science (pp. 199-217). Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67378…Read More
Garau, R., & Omodeo, P. D. (2019). Introduction. In P. D. Omodeo, & R. Garau (Eds.), Contingency and natural order in early modern science (pp. 9-25). Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67378-3_2.Read More
Omodeo, P. D., & Garau, R. (Eds.). (2019). Contingency and natural order in early modern science. Cham: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-67378-3.Read More
Garau, R. (2019). The transformation of final causation: Telesio’s theories of self-preservation and motion. In P. D. Omodeo (Ed.), Bernardino Telesio and the natural sciences in the Renaissance (pp. 231-251). Leiden / Boston: Brill. doi:10.1163…Read More
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Renaissance Society of America Meeting - Berlin
American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting - Baltimore