Articles in Journals

“The old unscientific days are everlasting”: Review Article of Gian Mario Cao, Anthony Grafton, and Jill Kraye (eds.), The Marriage of Philology and Scepticism. Uncertainty and Conjecture in Early Modern Scholarship and Thought (London: Warburg Institute, 2019) Rivista Storica Italiana. 2021 (40,000 characters)

“Ficino and Nodus Divinus: Timaean and Iamblichean Mean Terms and the Soul in Platonic Theology 1-4,” Marsilio Ficino’s Cosmology: Sources and Reception, ed. D. Robichaud and H. D. Rutkin, special issue of Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche Filosofiche e Materiali Storico-Testuali 26.2 (2020), 379-401.

“Introduction,” Marsilio Ficino’s Cosmology: Sources and Reception, ed. D. Robichaud and H. D. Rutkin, special issue of Bruniana & Campanelliana: Ricerche Filosofiche e Materiali Storico- Testuali 26.2 (2020), 373-377.

“Marsilio Ficino Editions Project,” Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, vol. 63 (2018), 346-347.

“Tearing Plato to Pieces: Gianfrancesco Pico della Mirandola and Marsilio Ficino on the History of Platonism,” Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme, vol. 42 (2019), 103-133.

“Competing Claims on the Legacies of Renaissance Humanism in the Histories of Philology,” Erudition and the Republic of Letters 3.2 (2018), 177-218.

“Ficino on Force, Magic, and Prayer: Neoplatonic and Hermetic Influences in Ficino’s Three Books on Life.” Renaissance Quarterly 70.1 (2017), 44-87.

“Platonic Questions: Ficino’s Latin and Schleiermacher’s German,” Historia PhilosophicaAn International Journal 14 (2016), 155-170.

“Fragments of Marsilio Ficino’s Translation and Use of Proclus’ Elements of Theology and Physics: Evidence and Study,” Vivarium: A Journal for Medieval and Early-Modern Philosophy and Intellectual Life 54.1 (2016), 46-108.

“Marsilio Ficino’s ‘Si Deus Fiat Homo’ and Augustine’s ‘Non Ibi Legi’: the Incarnation, and Plato’s Persona in the Scholia to the Laws,” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 77 (2014), 87-114.

“Marsilio Ficino’s De vita platonis, apologia de moribus platonis,” Accademia, revue de la Société Marsile Ficin 8 (2006), 23-59.

Articles in Edited Volumes

“Valla and Erasmus on the Dionysian Question,” in Oxford Handbook to Dionysius the Areopagite, eds. Mark Edwards, Dimitrios Pallis, and George Steiris (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021). (in press)

“Doctor of Bodies / Doctor of Souls: Ficino, universal priesthood, theurgy, and Dionysus,” in Theandrites: Studies in Byzantine Platonism and Christian Philosophy (284-1453), volume 2: Curare La Persona: la medicina tra anima e corpo nella filosofia byzantina e nel platonismo cristiano, ed. F. Lauritzen and S. Klitenic Wear (Steubenville: Franciscan University Press, 2022). (in press)

“Cardinal Bessarion and the Corpus Dionysiacum: Platonic Love between East and West,” in Theandrites: Studies in Byzantine Platonism and Christian Philosophy (284-1453), volume 1: Byzantine Platonists (284-1453), ed. Frederick Lauritzen and Sarah Klitenic Wear (Steubenville: Franciscan University Press, 2021). (in press)

“Marsilio Ficino on the Triad Being-Life-Intellect and the Demiurge: Renaissance Reappraisals of Late Ancient Philosophical and Theological Debates,” in Reading Proclus and the Book of Causes, vol. 3, eds., Dragos Calma in the series Studies in Platonism, Neoplatonism, and the Platonic Tradition (Leiden: Brill, 2021). (in press)

“Marsilio Ficino,” in Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, ed. Marco Sgarbi (Cham: Springer, 2021).

“Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism in the Renaissance: philosophical and religious itineraries from Pico to Brucker,” in Companion to the Reception of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism from Antiquity to the Renaissance, eds. Irene Caiazzo, Constantinos Macris, and Aurélien Robert (Leiden: Brill, 2021). (in press)

“Philosophical or Religious Conversion? Marsilio Ficino, Plotinus’s Enneads and Neoplatonic epistrophe,” Co-Author with Matteo Soranzo (McGill University), in Simple twists offaith. Changing beliefs, changing faiths: people and places. ed. Simona Marchesini and James Nelson Nova (Verona: Alteritas, 2017), 135-166.
The paper contributes to two large international scholarly projects:
Early Modern Conversions: Religions, Cultures, Cognitive Ecologies (McGill University),
Alteritas (Università di Verona).

“Working with Plotinus: A Study of Marsilio Ficino’s Textual and Divinatory Philology,” Teachers, Students, and Scholars of Greek in the Renaissance, eds. Federica Ciccolella and Luigi Silvano (Leiden: Brill, 2017), 120-154.

“Marsilio Ficino and Plato’s Divided Line: Iamblichus and Pythagorean Pseudepigrapha in the Renaissance,” Pythagorean Knowledge from the Ancient to the Modern World: Askesis- Religion-Science, eds. Almut-Barbara Renger and Alessandro Stavru (Wiebaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016), 437-452.

“Renaissance and Reformation” in The Oxford Handbook of Atheism, eds. Stephen Bullivant and Michael Ruse ed., (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), 179-194.

“Angelo Poliziano’s Lamia: Neoplatonic Commentaries and the Plotinian Dichotomy between the Philologist and the Philosopher” in Angelo Poliziano’s Lamia, Text, Translation, and Introductory Studies, ed. Christopher S. Celenza (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 131-189.

Refereed Articles in Journals and Edited Volumes in Progress

“Ficino’s Angels: Renaissance Transformations of Late Ancient and Byzantine Religious Thought,” (tentative title) for a special issue of Travaux et Mémoires, Centre de Recherche d’Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance du Collège de France 25 (2021), entitled, Inventer les anges de l’Antiquité à Byzance. Conception, représentation, perception, ed. by Delphine Lauritzen.

“Iamblichus on Egyptian Hieroglyphs: cultural, religious, and philosophical transformations in Egypt, Rome, Syria, and Constantinople,” as part of a project with Frederick Lauritzen, Byzantine Hieroglyphs (284-1453). (tentative title)

“Socrates’s Silenus and the Person of Christ: comparative apologetics in Late Antiquity and Renaissance methods for understanding universal religion.” (Tentative Title)

“Philosophy of Love in the Italian Renaissance: rekindling Premodern pan-Mediterranean concepts,” in Love: A History, ed. by Ryan Patrick Hanley for Oxford Philosophical Concepts, general editor Christia Mercer (Oxford: Oxford University Press). (tentative title)

“The Emperor Julian and Marsilio Ficino: a case study in comparative and universal philosophy of religion” (tentative title)

“Rhetoric and Philosophy: Precedents and Sources for Paul O. Kristeller’s Thesis on Renaissance Humanism.”

“Symbols, Myths, and Origins: history and philosophy of religion in Ficino’s Prisca Theologia and Creuzer’s Symbolik und Mythologie” (tentative title)

Editor for the Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy (published by Springer), and contributor for “Neoplatonism.” 

“Edgar Wind: Art History and Neoplatonism” (tentative title) for a special issue on Edgar Wind, art history, and philosophy for Accademia, revue de la Société Marsile Ficin

Book Reviews and Translations

Brian Copenhaver, Magic and the Dignity of Man: Pico della Mirandola and His Oration in Modern Memory (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2019) for Journal of the History of Philosophy (in progress)

Stéphane Toussaint, La Liberté d’esprit: Fonction et condition des intellectuels humanistes (Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2019). (in progress)

Marsilio Ficino, Commentary on Plotinus, vol. 5 Ennead III, Part 2 and Ennead IV, ed. and trans. Stephen Gersh (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018), for Renaissance Quarterly (in progress)

Matteo Stefani, Marsilio Ficino lettore di Apuleio filosofo e dell’Asclepius. Le note autografe nei codici Ambrosiano S4 sup. e Riccardiano 709 (Alessandria, Edizioni dell’Orso, 2016) Latomus: Revue et collection d’études latines 78.2 (2019): 564-566.

Simone Fellina, Alla scuola di Marsilio Ficino. Il pensiero filosofico di Francesco Cattani da Diacceto (Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2017) Renaissance Quarterly 72.2 (2019) 589-590.

John Marenbon, Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem ofPaganism from Augustine to Leibniz (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015) in The Medieval Journal 6.2 (2016): 151-154.

David Albertson, Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014) in Journal of the History of Philosophy 53:2 (2015), 333-334.

Marsilio Ficino, Commentary on Plato’s Parmenides, ed. and trans. Maude Vanhaelen, 2 vols. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press) in Journal of the History of Philosophy, 51.3 (2013), 485-486.

Lodi Nauta, In Defense of Common Sense: Lorenzo Valla’s humanist critique of scholastic philosophy, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009) in Speculum, journal for the Medieval Academy of America 88.1 (2013), 323-324.

Girolamo Cardano, Somniorum synesiorum libri quatuor, I-II, ed. Jean-Yves Boriaud (Florence: Olschki, 2008) in Neo-Latin News of Seventeenth-Century News, v.68 n.1-2 (2010), 99-101.

Cecilia Asso, “Martin Dorp and Edward Lee,” Biblical Humanism and Scholasticism in the Age of Erasmus, (Leiden: Brill, 2008), 167-195. (Translation from Italian)

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