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)
·         Modern Philosophy and Film (PHI301 – Topics in Philosophy)
·         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
·         Early modern theologies and biblical criticism
·         Religious toleration from the Reformation Era to the Age of Enlightenment
·         The history of Jewish-Gentile relations, especially in the early modern period
·         The history of Anglophilia

Recent honors

·         2021: Senior Research Fellowship, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Hamburg
·         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
·         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

Representative publications
Authored books:

·         John Locke’s Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021), forthcoming: https://www.cambridge.org/bg/academic/subjects/phi...
·         (with P. Bernardini), The Jews, Instructions for Use: Four Eighteenth-Century Projects for the Emancipation of European Jews (Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2012).
·         Scripture and Deism: The Biblical Criticism of the Eighteenth-Century British Deists (Bern: Lang, 2008).

Edited volumes:
·         (with S. Corneanu and B.I. Goldberg), Philosophy, Religion, and Science in Seventeenth-Century England, special issue of the Journal of Early Modern Studies, 11 (2022), #1, forthcoming.
·         (with I. Cerman and S. Reynolds), Casanova: Enlightenment Philosopher (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2016).
·         (with W. Hudson and J.R. Wigelsworth), Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800 (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
·         (with P. Bernardini) Luigi Castiglioni, Lettere dalla Francia (1784) e Viaggio in Inghilterra (1784-85) (Novi Ligure: Città del Silenzio, 2009).
·         (with P. Bernardini and G. Luzzatto Voghera), La memoria del male. Percorsi tra gli stermini del Novecento e il loro ricordo (Padova: Cleup, 2006).

Selected journal articles and book chapters (out of over 40):

·         “Locke and the Socinians on the Natural and Revealed Law,” in Philosophy, Religion, and Science in Seventeenth-Century England, eds. S. Corneanu, B.I. Goldberg, D. Lucci, special issue of the Journal of Early Modern Studies, 11 (2022), #1, forthcoming.
·         “The Biblical Roots of Locke’s Theory of Personal Identity,” in Science, Religion, and the Rise of Biblical Criticism, ed. J. Ungureanu, special issue of Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science, 56 (2021), #2, forthcoming.
·         “Locke and the Trinity,” Studi Lockiani. Ricerche sull’età moderna, 1 (2020), forthcoming.
·         “Reconciling Locke’s Consciousness-Based Theory of Personal Identity and His Soteriology,” Locke Studies, 20 (2020), online.
·         “From Unitarianism to Deism: Matthew Tindal, John Toland, and the Trinitarian Controversy,” Études Epistémè, 35 (2019), online.
·         “The Law of Nature, Mosaic Judaism, and Primitive Christianity in John Locke and the English Deists,” Entangled Religions, 8 (2019), online.
·         “John Locke on Atheism, Catholicism, Antinomianism, and Deism,” Ethics & Politics, 20 (2018), #3, 201-46.
·         “Political Scepticism, Moral Scepticism, and the Scope and Limits of Toleration in John Locke,” Yearbook of the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, 3 (2018), 109-43.
·         “Ante-Nicene Authority and the Trinity in Seventeenth-Century England,” Intellectual History Review, 28 (2018), #1, 101-24.
·         “Deism, Freethinking, and Toleration in Enlightenment England,” History of European Ideas, 43 (2017), #4, 345-58.
·         (with P. Bernardini), “Casanova on Suicide,” Casanova: Enlightenment Philosopher, eds. I. Cerman, S. Reynolds, D. Lucci (Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2016), 135-55.
·         (with J.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, 25 (2015), #2, 167-89.
·         “William Wollaston’s Religion of Nature,” Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800, eds. W. Hudson, D. Lucci, J.R. Wigelsworth (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), 119-38.
·         “Henry Dodwell the Younger’s Attack on Christianity,” Atheism and Deism Revalued: Heterodox Religious Identities in Britain, 1650-1800, eds. W. Hudson, D. Lucci, J.R. Wigelsworth (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), 209-28.

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