"Concordia" in the Renaissance
Francesco Borghesi holds degrees from the Università di Bologna and Brown University, and currently teaches at the University of Sydney. He has been a DAAD Fellow at the Seminar für Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie der Renaissance at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, a Yates Fellow at the Warburg Institute in London, a Fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University, and a de Bosis Fellow at Harvard University. He taught at McGill University and lectured as visiting professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. His research interests include Renaissance philosophy, textual criticism, and the comparative study of religions. For more details see: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/italian/staff/profiles/francesco.borghesi.php
This project will analyze the political and religious use of the concept of concord among humanists and theologians in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. It sheds new light on the thought of the humanist Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and will result in an enriched view of the Renaissance's theoretical contribution to the idea of common good.