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Rinasce a Lecce il pensiero di Nicola Andria

Rinasce a Lecce il pensiero di Nicola Andria

Un volume stato dedicato a Nicola Andria. Un nuovo testo ne riscopre il pensiero e reinserisce questa figura nel panorama scientifico europeo dell’epoca in cui operò. Nicola Andria fu medico e filosofo di Massafra, professore dal 1775 presso la Regia Università di Napoli e decano della facoltà medica tra il 1811 e il 1814, anno della sua morte. “Il pensiero scientifico di Nicola Andria” di Melania Anna Duca, edito da Antonio Dellisanti Editore, rappresenta dunque un recupero del pensiero e dell’opera del “medico di Massafra”. Lo scienziato della Terra d’Otranto riteneva che “condizione necessaria alla scienza è la filosofia”, e alla luce di questa consapevolezza si sviluppò la sua attività di scienziato. Il ruolo dell’intellettuale massafrese è passato per oltre un secolo e mezzo inosservato, finché una giovane studentessa di filosofia salentina non ha ritrovato alcune lettere inedite di Andria, che dimostrano come il filosofo fosse inserito nel vivace dibattito scientifico dell’epoca. Il libro si apre con una prefazione del professore Mario Castellana, docente di Filosofia della Scienza ed Epistemologia dell’Università del Salento. È infatti attraverso un consolidato metodo filologico e storiografico che Duca restituisce all’immagine di Andria la sua originaria lucentezza, dimostrando nella sua monografia come il massafrese sia stato ingiustamente dimenticato, e come sia stato in realtà un importante protagonista del dibattito scientifico svoltosi a Napoli e nel Meridione d’Italia tra Sette e Ottocento. Duca restituisce un ulteriore tassello del tortuoso cammino della scienza moderna, con particolare attenzione al Meridione d’Italia. Il libro è un riferimento per storici e filosofi, ma è anche un testo accessibile ai lettori curiosi o appassionati dell’argomento. Tra le iniziative collaterali in programma l’organizzazione di un convegno, nel prossimo autunno, incentrato sul pensiero scientifico di Andria, sulla sua internazionalità e soprattutto sull’attualità del suo messaggio.

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