Dr Jean-Paul De Lucca

Dr Jean-Paul De Lucca

Dr Jean-Paul De Lucca

 B.A.(Hons),M.A.,Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer

Room 100B
Old Humanities Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 3771
My initial studies at the University of Malta were in philosophy and history. After graduating B.A.(Hons.) in Philosophy, I pursued a research M.A. focusing on the question of objectivity in contemporary philosophy of history. I then wrote my Ph.D. thesis on ‘Tommaso Campanella’s Philosophy of Law: Virtue, Nature and the Political Community’. Part of my doctoral research was carried out at the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre thanks to an Italian Government Scholarship. I was also a Frances Yates Fellow in Intellectual and Cultural History at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Prior to my appointment as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, I taught philosophy at St Aloysius’ College and later at the University’s Junior College, where I was head of Philosophy, Psychology and Classical Studies. Between February 2014 and September 2018, I served as the founding director of the University's Centre for the Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS).

I am a member of the editorial board of Bruniana & Campanelliana, an international peer-reviewed journal on early modern philosophy and history of ideas. I also collaborate with the Archivio del Rinascimento, a project of the Istituto per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e Storia delle Idee (ILIESI), an institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).

I welcome supervision enquiries from students and prospective postgraduate students intending to work on topics related to my research interests (indicated in the section below).
  • Early Modern Intellectual History
  • Philosophy of History
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Political Philosophy
  • Renaissance Philosophy

De Lucca, J.P. 2018, "Presentazione (Foreword)" in Sgarro, T., Un inquieto domenicano: Temi e figure della Seconda Scolastica nella filosofia di Tommaso Campanella. Edizioni di Pagina, Bari, pp. vii-xi.

De Lucca, J.P. 2018, "The Siege of Malta and its Protagonists in Giano Pelusio’s Poetry" in Proceedings of History Week 2015, ed. S. Azzopardi, J. Borg and D. Mallia, The Malta Historical Society, Malta, pp. 121-135.

De Lucca, J.P. 2017, "'Ad altiora nati sumus': Practical Theology and Cultural Diplomacy in Campanella’s Legatio to China", Bruniana & Campanelliana, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 597-608.

De Lucca, J.P. 2017, "avvocato (advocatus)" in Enciclopedia Bruniana e Campanelliana, vol. 3, ed. Giovannozzi, D. & Perugini, M., Serra, Pisa-Roma, pp. 239-252.

De Lucca, J.P. 2017, "For Love of Campanella: Germana Ernst's Life of Scholarship", Bruniana & Campanelliana, vol. 23:1, pp. 265-271.

De Lucca, J.P. 2017, "giustizia (iustitia)" in Enciclopedia Bruniana e Campanelliana, vol. 3, ed. Giovannozzi, D. & Perugini, M., Serra, Pisa-Roma, pp. 270-282.

De Lucca, J.P. 2017, "'Un fiume piccolissimo di quel mare immenso'. Universalism, Navigation and the Rethinking of the Mediterranean in Campanella.", Mediterranea. International Journal on the Transfer of Knowledge., , no. 2, pp. 17-33.

De Lucca, J.P. 2016, "Review of David Martinez Perucha, La traduccion del orden natural al ambito humano. El pensamiento politico de Tommaso Campanella. (Frankfurt-am-Main: Peter Lang, 2014).", Bruniana & Campanelliana, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 189-191.

De Lucca, J.P. 2015, "Corpo, spirito e anima-mente: l'antropologia della liberta' in Campanella" in Anima-corpo alla luce dell'etica: antichi e moderni, ed. E. Canone, Leo S. Olschki, Firenze, pp. 247-263.

De Lucca, J.P. 2015, "Grotius and Campanella. A Footnote to Luigi Firpo.", Bruniana & Campanelliana, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 25-34.

De Lucca, J.P. 2015, "Identity and Values in the Making of a Utopia: Reading Campanella's The City of the Sun" in Identity and Values, eds. S. Ferrarello & S. Giacchetti, Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne, pp. 37-52.

De Lucca, J.P. 2015, "Review of Francisco Suárez, De legibus - liber tertius / Über die Gesteze - Drittes Buch, teil 1 (Stuttgart, Frommann-Holzboog, 2014).", Bruniana & Campanelliana, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 130-131.

De Lucca, J.P. 2014, "Giano Pelusio (1520-1600) [Bio-bibliographic entry]" in Galleria dell'Academia Cosentina (Part I), ed. E. Sergio, Istituto per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e Storia delle Idee (ILIESI) - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, pp. 117-121.

De Lucca, J.P. 2013, "Leibniz on Learning and Teaching the Science of Law" in A Philosopher at Large. Essays Commemorating Peter Serracino Inglott., eds. J. Buttigieg, J.P. De Lucca & C. Mangion, BDL, Malta, pp. 127-142.

De Lucca, J.P. 2013, "Suárez resurgitur: Adapting the Early Modern Jus Gentium in Contemporary International Jurisprudence ", Symposia Melitensia, vol. 8, pp. 105-119.

De Lucca, J.P. 2012, "The Art of History Writing as the Foundation of the Sciences: Campanella's Historiographia", Bruniana & Campanelliana, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 55-70.

De Lucca, J.P. 2012, "Giano Pelusio: Ammiratore di Telesio e poeta dell'«età aurea»" in Bernardino Telesio tra filosofia naturale e scienza moderna, eds. G. Mocchi, S. Plastina & E. Sergio, Serra, Pisa-Roma, pp. 116-132.

De Lucca, J.P. 2012, "Review of Tommaso Campanella, Ethica; Quaestiones super ethicam (ed. G. Ernst, Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2011)", Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 1174-1175.

De Lucca, J.P. 2011, "Campanella e il rinnovamento sociale della sua Calabria: un auspicio europeo" in  «Virtù ascosta e negletta»: La Calabria nella modernità, eds. G. Ernst & R.M. Calcaterra, Franco Angeli, Milano, pp. 43-58.

De Lucca, J.P. 2011, "Review of Paul Richard Blum, Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010)", Bruniana & Campanelliana, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 290-292.

De Lucca, J.P. 2010, "Ius gentium" in Enciclopedia Bruniana e Campanelliana, vol. 2, ed. G. Landolfi Petrone, Serra, Pisa-Roma, pp. 243-256.

De Lucca, J.P. 2010, "'Tommaso Campanella'", The Literary Encyclopedia, [Online], .

De Lucca, J.P. 2009, "A Hidden God, an Open Secret" in Hide and Seek: Dialogue between Faith and Culture, ed. M. Farrugia, MKSU, Malta, pp. 80-88.

De Lucca, J.P. 2009, "Prophetic Representation and Political Allegorisation: the Hospitaller in Campanella’s The City of the Sun", Bruniana & Campanelliana, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 387-405.

De Lucca, J.P. 2009, "S. Wistin fir-Rinaxximent: bejn utopja u realtà" in Il-Mara u l-iStat fit-Taghlim ta' S. Wistin, ed. S. Caruana, The Augustinian Institute - Centre for Augustinian Studies and Research, Malta, pp. 199-213.

De Lucca, J.P. 2008, "Seeking and enduring: Campanella's intellectual autobiography. Essay Review of Tommaso Campanella, De libris propriis et de recta ratione studendi syntagma / Sintagma dei miei libri e del corretto modo di apprendere (ed. G. Ernst; Roma-Pisa: Serra, 2007)", Intellectual History Review, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 303-306.

De Lucca, J.P. 2008, "The Time-Horizon: Institutionalising Intergenerational Justice in the Fight Against Poverty " in The Fight Against Poverty, ed. P.G. Xuereb, European Documentation and Research Centre, Malta, pp. 253-266.

De Lucca, J.P. 2005, "Young people and workplace discrimination" in Anti-Discrimination, Inclusion and Equality in Malta, ed. P.G. Xuereb, European Documentation and Research Centre, Malta, pp. 247-257.

  • ATS5506 - Comprehending the Mediterranean and Its Philosophical Heritage
  • CVL1024 - Philosophy of Law
  • HST3019 - History of Political Thought
  • LAS2043 - Engaging Science and Religion: Finding Common Ground
  • PHI1014 - Political Philosophy
  • PHI2029 - Early Modern Ideas: Science, Politics and Religion
  • PHI3010 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Philosophy
  • PHI3011 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Philosophy
  • PHI3039 - Thematic Readings in Political Thought
Member, Editorial Committee, Bruniana & Campanelliana

Member, Management Committee, COST Action IS1310: Reassembling the Republic of Letters -
http://www.republicofletters.net/

External Collaborator, Archivio Tommaso Campanella (ILIESI-CNR) -
http://www.iliesi.cnr.it/ATC/index_campanella.php

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