Sceptical Atelier: Simone Luzzatto
Simone Luzzatto's "Socrates": Reading the Forthcoming First English Translation
May 22-24, 2017
- Michela Torbidoni (Universität Hamburg/Germany)
- Giuseppe Veltri (Universität Hamburg/Germany)
The Sceptical Atelier is a pre-read event devoted to the discussion of the forthcoming bilingual (Italian/English) edition of Simone Luzzatto’s Socrate overo dell’humano sapere (1651) prepared by Giuseppe Veltri and Michela Torbidoni. It is an important but overlooked work, which provides a critical perspective on the place of Jewish scepticism within the 17th century.
Simone Luzzatto (ca. 1583–1663) was the chief rabbi of the Jewish community of Venice as well as a highly talented classicist and a passionate reader of medieval Italian literature.
- Guido Bartolucci (University of Calabria/Italy)
- Paolo Bernardini (University of Insubria/Italy)
- Antonella del Prete (Tuscia University of Viterbo/Italy)
- Cristiana Facchini (University of Bologna/Italy)
- Fabrizio Lelli (Salento University of Lecce/Italy)
- Anna Lissa (University Paris 8/France)
- Luciana Pepi (University of Palermo/Italy)
- Emidio Spinelli (La Sapienza University of Rome/Italy)
- Josef Stern (University of Chicago/USA)
- Syros Vasileios (University of Jyväskylä/Finland)
Torbidoni, Michela. "Simone Luzzatto's Socrates: Reading the Forthcoming First English Translation. Sceptical Atelier,22–24 May, 2017." In Yearbook of the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies 2017, edited by Bill Rebiger, 299–302. Boston, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2017.