Dr. Osvaldo Ottaviani
Osvaldo Ottaviani’s main interests are in the history of early modern philosophy and science. He received his PhD at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy) in 2018. He studied philosophy at the University of Pisa, and at St. John’s College, Oxford (as a visiting student in 2014-15). After the completion of his PhD, he won a postdoc position at the University of Münster and the Leibniz Forschungsstelle in 2019, and then a postdoc two years fellowship at the University of Milano until Summer 2022. He published papers on Kant’s modal theory and several aspects of the philosophy of Leibniz, including the edition and translation of some of Leibniz’s unpublished manuscripts. He is currently working on the edition and translation of Leibniz’s Writings on the Metaphysics of the Infinite (with Richard T. W. Arthur), forthcoming with Oxford University Press. He is also planning to write a book on Leibniz’s theory of existence and the development of his metaphysics of possible worlds.