Notes for a Biography of Tommaso Campailla

Author/s Giovanni Criscione
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2022/1
Language Italian Pages 38 P. 5-42 File size 299 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASSO2022-001001
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The essay aims to provide an updated overview of the studies on the poet and philosopher Tommaso Campailla from Modica. It indicates the research direc-tions, the sources to explore, and the still open issues. The author retraces the origin of the family, the early studies, Campailla’s Cartesian revolution, his commitment to renewing the Accademia degli Affumicati, and the invention of the stove for the treatment of syphilis. It also covers the editorial events after his death, focusing on the analysis of lesser-known scientific works.

Keywords: Tommaso Campailla, Italian Cartesians, County of Modica, Sicily, Science, Philosophy.

Giovanni Criscione, Appunti per una biografia di Tommaso Campailla in "ARCHIVIO STORICO PER LA SICILIA ORIENTALE" 1/2022, pp 5-42, DOI: 10.3280/ASSO2022-001001