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). Sgarro, T., Un inquieto domenicano: Temi e figure della Seconda Scolastica nella filosofia di Tommaso Campanella.. Bari: Edizioni di Pagina, pp. vii-xi.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2018. The Siege of Malta and its Protagonists in Giano Pelusio’s Poetry. In: S. AZZOPARDI, J. BORG AND D. MALLIA, ed, Proceedings of History Week 2015. Malta: The Malta Historical Society, 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, 23(2), pp. 597-608.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2017. avvocato (advocatus). In: GIOVANNOZZI, D. & PERUGINI, M., ed, Enciclopedia Bruniana e Campanelliana, vol. 3. Pisa-Roma: Serra, pp. 239-252.

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

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2017. giustizia (iustitia). In: GIOVANNOZZI, D. & PERUGINI, M., ed, Enciclopedia Bruniana e Campanelliana, vol. 3. Pisa-Roma: Serra, 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., (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, 22(1), pp. 189-191.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2016. Review of Jean-Louis Fournel, La cite du soleil et les territoires des hommes: Le savoir du monde chez Campanella (Paris: Albin Michel, 2011). Island Studies Journal, 11(2), pp. 742-744.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2016. Review of Tommaso Campanella, Due opuscoli teologici - De conceptione beatae Virginis; De praecedentia praesertim religiosorum. Ed. M. Miele (Lugano: Agora, 2015). Bruniana & Campanelliana, 22(1), pp. 188-189.

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

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2015. Grotius and Campanella. A Footnote to Luigi Firpo. Bruniana & Campanelliana, 21(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: S. FERRARELLO and S. GIACCHETTI, eds, Identity and Values. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 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, 21(1), pp. 130-131.

De Lucca JP. Giano Pelusio (1520-1600) [Bio-bibliographic entry]. In: Sergio E, editor. Galleria dell'Academia Cosentina (Part I). Rome: Istituto per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e Storia delle Idee (ILIESI) - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; 2014. p. 117-121.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2013. Leibniz on Learning and Teaching the Science of Law. In: J. BUTTIGIEG, J.P. DE LUCCA and C. MANGION, eds, A Philosopher at Large. Essays Commemorating Peter Serracino Inglott. Malta: BDL, pp. 127-142.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2013. Suárez resurgitur: Adapting the Early Modern Jus Gentium in Contemporary International Jurisprudence Symposia Melitensia, 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, 18(2), pp. 55-70.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2012. Giano Pelusio: Ammiratore di Telesio e poeta dell'«età aurea». In: G. MOCCHI, S. PLASTINA and E. SERGIO, eds, Bernardino Telesio tra filosofia naturale e scienza moderna. Pisa-Roma: Serra, 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, 65(4), pp. 1174-1175.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2011. Campanella e il rinnovamento sociale della sua Calabria: un auspicio europeo. In: G. ERNST and R.M. CALCATERRA, eds,  «Virtù ascosta e negletta»: La Calabria nella modernità. Milano: Franco Angeli, pp. 43-58.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2011. Review of Paul Richard Blum, Philosophy of Religion in the Renaissance (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010). Bruniana & Campanelliana, 17(1), pp. 290-292.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2010. Ius gentium. In: G. LANDOLFI PETRONE, ed, Enciclopedia Bruniana e Campanelliana, vol. 2. Pisa-Roma: Serra, pp. 243-256.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2010. 'Tommaso Campanella'.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2009. A Hidden God, an Open Secret. In: M. FARRUGIA, ed, Hide and Seek: Dialogue between Faith and Culture. Malta: MKSU, 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, 15(2), pp. 387-405.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2009. S. Wistin fir-Rinaxximent: bejn utopja u realtà. In: S. CARUANA, ed, Il-Mara u l-iStat fit-Taghlim ta' S. Wistin. Malta: The Augustinian Institute - Centre for Augustinian Studies and Research, 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, 18(2), pp. 303-306.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2008. The Time-Horizon: Institutionalising Intergenerational Justice in the Fight Against Poverty In: P.G. XUEREB, ed, The Fight Against Poverty. Malta: European Documentation and Research Centre, pp. 253-266.

DE LUCCA, J.P., 2005. Young people and workplace discrimination. In: P.G. XUEREB, ed, Anti-Discrimination, Inclusion and Equality in Malta. Malta: European Documentation and Research Centre, pp. 247-257.

  • BST5001 - An Introduction to Baroque Europe: Political, Intellectual, Religious, Scientific and Medical Scenarios
  • CVL1024 - Philosophy of Law
  • 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, Editorial Board, Conatus - Journal of Philosophy
Member, Editorial Board, Melita Theologica

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

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

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