Vincenzo De Risi graduated in philosophy and mathematics at the University of Rome, and got his PhD in philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. He was fellow of the Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici, DAAD fellow at the Leibniz-Archiv in Hannover, and Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Technische Universität Berlin. From 2010 to 2016, he was Independent Research Group Leader at the MPIWG, directing a research team investigating the history of geometry in relation with the history of the concept of space. In 2016–17, De Risi was appointed Leibniz Professor at the University of Leipzig, and was fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig. He has been a visiting scholar at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, the University of Urbino, the History and Philosophy of Science Department of Pittsburgh University, and the Logic and Philosophy of Science Department of the University of California Irvine. Since 2017 he has been a senior research fellow in the French CNRS, working at “SPHère – Science, Philosophie, Histoire” in Paris. His studies focus on the history of geometry, the history of epistemology, and the history of the philosophy of space from Antiquity to the Early Modern Age.
De Risi, V. (2007). Geometry and Monadology. Leibniz's Analysis Situs and Philosophy of Space. Basel/Boston/Berlin: Birkhäuser.Read More
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Ed.). (2014). Saccheri, Gerolamo: Euclid vindicated from every blemish. Cham [u.a.]: Springer.
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Ed.). (2015). Mathematizing space: the objects of geometry from antiquity to the early modern age. Cham: Springer.
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