Dr. phil.
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Alice Ragni studied Philosophy at the University of Macerata. She received her PhD in Philosophy at the University of Salento and at the Université de Paris 4 – Sorbonne in 2016, with a dissertation on: "L’oggetto in generale. L’orgoglio dell’ontologia da Clauberg a Leibniz". In 2013-2015 she spent a research period in the Herzog August Bibliothek of Wolfenbüttel (Germany). Since November 2016 she is a Post-Doc researcher at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Luzern, in the context of the project: "Metaphysik und Ontologie in der Schweiz im Zeitalter der Reformation (1519-1648)", supported by the Schweizerischer Nationalfonds (SNF) and directed by Professor Giovanni Ventimiglia.


Her research focuses on the history of early modern metaphysics and ontology, the history of the textual and lexical tradition of ontology in the XVII century, the history of the Aristotelian tradition in early modern philosophy and the Schulmetaphysik, particularly in the second half of XVII century. She especially works on Johannes Clauberg and the reformed authors of early modern philosophy, aiming at a reconstruction of the tradition coming down to Wolff.