Prof. Jean-Paul De Lucca

Prof. Jean-Paul De Lucca

Prof. Jean-Paul De Lucca


Associate Professor

Room 100B
Old Humanities Building
University of Malta
  +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. on Tommaso Campanella's philosophy of law and political theory. Part of my doctoral research was carried out at the Università degli Studi di Roma Tre thanks to an Italian Government Scholarship. I was awarded a Frances Yates Fellowship in Intellectual and Cultural History at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London. More recently, I was an invited Visiting Fellow at the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven.

Prior to my appointment as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, I taught philosophy at St Aloysius’ College (2004-2007) and later at the University’s Junior College (2007-2013), where I was head of Philosophy, Psychology and Classical Studies. I served as the founding director of the University's Centre for the Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) (2014-2018), and as Head of the Department of Philosophy (2019-2020).

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
  • CVL1024 - Philosophy of Law
  • PHI1014 - Political Philosophy
  • PHI2053 - Women in Philosophy
  • PHI3010 - Synoptic Study-Unit 1: Philosophy
  • PHI3011 - Synoptic Study-Unit 2: Philosophy
  • PHI3039 - Thematic Readings in Political Thought
Member, Editorial Committee, Bruniana & Campanelliana

Member, Editorial Board, Conatus - Journal of Philosophy

Member, Editorial Board, Elementa: Intersections between Philosophy, Epistemology and
Empirical Perspectives

External Collaborator, Archivio Tommaso Campanella (ILIESI-CNR) -

Member, Management Committee, COST Action CA18140 [2020-]
People in Motion: Entangled Histories of Displacement across the Mediterranean (1492-1923)

Member, Management Committee, COST Action IS1310 [2014-2018]
Reassembling the Republic of Letters, 1500-1800: A digital framework for multi-lateral
collaboration on Europe`s intellectual history