Diego Lucci

Education
·        Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Naples Federico II, 2004
·        M.A., Philosophy, University of Naples Federico II, 2001

Teaching interests
·        Introduction to Philosophy (PHI101)
·        Ethics (PHI220)
·        Modern and Contemporary Political Philosophy (PHI304)
·        Philosophy of Sex and Love (PHI301 – Topics in Philosophy)
·        The Philosophy of the Enlightenment (PHI301 – Topics in Philosophy)

Research interests
·        The philosophy of the Enlightenment
·        The English Enlightenment, especially empiricism, deism, Newtonianism, skepticism, and anti-Trinitarianism
·        The history of Anglophilia
·        Religious toleration from the Reformation Era to the Age of Enlightenment
·        The history of Jewish-Gentile relations, especially in the early modern period

Recent honors
·        2018: Senior Research Fellowship, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Hamburg
·        2017: “Cosmina Tanasoiu” Excellence in Teaching Award
·        2017: Scholarship, Institute for Research in the Humanities, University of Bucharest
·        2017: Convener of the 2017 Conference of the International Society for Intellectual History, “The Rethinking of Religious Belief in the Making of Modernity” (American University in Bulgaria, May 30 – June 1, 2017)
·        2016: Lifetime Achievement Award, More Honors Academy
·        2015, 2016, 2017: Lecturer, “The Olga Lengyel Institute”, Memorial Library – Home of the Holocaust Educators Network
·        2015: Induction as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
·        2015: Scholarship, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Hamburg
·        2014: Visiting Fellowship, Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London
·        2014: Research Fellowship, Gladstone’s Library

Selected publications
Books (out of 6):
·        (Co-edited with Ivo Cerman and Susan Reynolds), Casanova: Enlightenment Philosopher (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2016).
·        (Co-edited with Wayne Hudson and Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth), Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
·        (Co-authored with Paolo Bernardini), The Jews, Instructions for Use: Four Eighteenth-Century Projects for the Emancipation of European Jews (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2012).
·        (Authored) Scripture and Deism: The Biblical Criticism of the Eighteenth-Century British Deists (Bern: Lang, 2008).

Journal articles and book chapters (out of over 40):
·        “From Unitarianism to Deism: Matthew Tindal, John Toland, and the Trinitarian Controversy,” Etudes Episteme, 33 (2019), special issue on “The World of Seventeenth-Century English Dissenters: Philosophy, Theology and Worship,” forthcoming.
·        “The Law of Nature, Mosaic Judaism, and Primitive Christianity in John Locke and the English Deists,” Entangled Religions: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of Religious Contact and Transfer, 8 (2019), forthcoming.
·        “John Locke on Atheism, Catholicism, Antinomianism, and Deism,” Ethics & Politics, 20 (2018), special issue on “Atheism, Scepticism, Religion,” forthcoming.
·        “Political Scepticism, Moral Scepticism, and the Scope and Limits of Toleration in John Locke,” Yearbook of the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, 3 (2018), forthcoming (peer-reviewed).
·        “Ante-Nicene Authority and the Trinity in Seventeenth-Century England,” Intellectual History Review, 28 (2018), no. 1, special issue on “Priestcraft: Early Modern Variations on the Theme of Sacerdotal Imposture,” pp. 101-124.
·        “Deism, Freethinking, and Toleration in Enlightenment England,” History of European Ideas, 43 (2017), no. 4, special issue on “Religious Toleration in the Age of Enlightenment,” pp. 345-358.
·        (Co-authored with Paolo Bernardini), “Casanova on Suicide,” in Casanova: Enlightenment Philosopher, eds. Ivo Cerman, Diego Lucci and Susan Reynolds (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2016), pp. 135-155.
·        (Co-authored with Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth), “‘God does not act arbitrarily, or interpose unnecessarily’: Providential Deism and the Denial of Miracles in Wollaston, Tindal, Chubb, and Morgan,” Intellectual History Review, vol. 25 (2015), no. 2, pp. 167-189.
·        “American Political and Social Life in Luigi Castiglioni’s ‘Travels in the United States of North America’ (1790),” in Intermédiaires culturels – Cultural Intermediaries, eds. Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding and Ellen R. Welch (Paris: Honoré Champion, 2015), pp. 101-121.
·        “Reassessing the Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England,” Cromohs: Cyber Review of Modern Historiography, vol. 19 (2014), pp. 153-164.
·        “William Wollaston’s Religion of Nature,” in Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800, eds. Wayne Hudson, Diego Lucci and Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), pp.  119-138.
·        “Henry Dodwell the Younger’s Attack on Christianity,” in Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800, eds. Wayne Hudson, Diego Lucci and Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), pp. 209-228.
·        “The Suppression of the Jesuits and the Enlightenment Discourse of Jewish Emancipation: Two Parallel Historical Phenomena,” in The Tragic Couple: Encounters between Jews and Jesuits, eds. James Bernauer and Robert A. Maryks (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 87-102.
·        “An Eighteenth-Century Skeptical Attack on Rational Theology and Positive Religion: ‘Christianity Not Founded on Argument’ by Henry Dodwell the Younger,” Intellectual History Review, vol. 23 (2013), no. 4, pp. 453-478.
·        “Deism,” in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, 430-2000, 3 vols., ed. Karla Pollmann (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), vol. 3, pp. 378-381.
·         “Judaism and the Jews in the British Deists’ Attacks on Revealed Religion,” Hebraic Political Studies, vol. 3 (2008), no. 2, pp. 177-214.
·        “Judaism and Natural Religion in the Philosophy of William Wollaston,” British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, vol. 30 (2007), no. 3, pp. 363-387.

My CV, including a complete list of publications, is available at https://aubg.academia.edu/DiegoLucci

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