Lucci, Diego

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Lucci, Diego

Email Degree From Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Courses

  • Introduction to Philosophy, PHI 101a
  • Ethics, PHI 220a
  • Modern and Contemporary Political Philosophy, PHI 304a

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
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Modern and Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy and Film
  • Philosophy of Sex and Love

Education

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

Recent honors

  • 2021: AUBG Faculty Research Award
  • 2021: Senior Research Fellowship, MaimonidesCentre of 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).
  • (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 50):

  • “Locke on Faith, Resurrection, and Salvation,” in The Oxford Handbook of Locke, ed. Patrick Connolly (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023), forthcoming.
  • “Locke’s Reasonable Christianity: A Religious Enlightener’s Theology in Context,” in Between Secularisation and Reform: Religion in the Enlightenment, ed. Anna Tomaszewska (Leiden: Brill, 2022), forthcoming.
  • “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.
  • (with A. Hessayon), “The Supposed Burning of the Racovian Catechism in 1614: A Historiographical Myth Exposed,” History, 107 (2022), forthcoming.
  • “Separating Politics from Institutional Religion: The Significance of John Locke’s Theory of Toleration,” in Do We Need a New Enlightenment Age for the Twenty-First Century?, ed. Robert E. Allinson, special issue of Dialogue and Universalism, 31 (2021), #2, 67-87.
  • “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), #1, 168-87.
  • “Locke and the Trinity,” Studi Lockiani. Ricerche sull’età moderna, 1 (2020), 11-38.
  • “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.