University of Pittsburgh


Paolo Palmieri

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Associate Professor

Department: History and Philosophy of Science

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Degrees: 2002 PhD History and Philosophy of Science, STS University College, University of London.
1998 Degree Philosophy, University of Bologna

Courses Taught: Greek 1, Greek 2, Greek 3 (Intermediate Prose), Greek 1700 (Prose Composition), Greek Authors 1 and 2 (Aristophanes, Herodotus, Lysias, Plato, Sophocles, Thucydides, Xenophon)

Latin 1, Latin 2, Latin 3 (Intermediate Prose), Latin 4 (Intermediate Verse), Latin 1700 (Prose Composition), Latin Authors 1 and 2 (Caesar, Cicero, Horace, Pliny the Younger, Suetonius, Tacitus, Vergil)

Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization, Greek History, Roman History, Myth in the Ancient World, Women & Men in the Ancient Mediterranean, Athletics in Greece and Rome, Law & Society in Greece and Rome, Emergence of Greco-Roman Civilization (University Honors College

Selected Publications

  • The postilion′s horn sounds′: a complementarity approach to the phenomenology of sound-consciousness? Husserl Studies 30, 129-151 (2014).
  • Signals, cochlear mechanics and pragmatism: a new vista on human hearing? Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 24, 527-545 (2012).
  • Reenacting Galileo’s Experiments: Rediscovering the Techniques of Seventeenth-Century Science. Foreword by William R. Shea. The Mellen Press, 2008.
  • “A Phenomenology of Galileo’s Experiments with Pendulums," The British Journal for the History of Science, 42, 479-513 (2009).
  • “Experimental History: Swinging Pendulums and Melting Shellac," Endeavour, 33, 88-92 (2009).
  • “Response to Maarten Van Dyck’s Commentary," Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 40, 319-321 (2009).
  • “Superposition: on Cavalieri’s Practice of Mathematics," Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 63, 471-495 (2009).
  • “Radical Mathematical Thomism: Beings of Reason and Divine Decrees in Torricelli’s Philosophy of Mathematics," Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 40, 131-142 (2009).
  • “Galileus deceptus, non minime decepit: A Re-appraisal of a Counter-argument in Dialogo to the Extrusion Effect of a Rotating Earth," Journal for the History of Astronomy, 39, 425-452 (2008).
  • “Breaking the Circle: the Emergence of Archimedean Mechanics in the Late Renaissance," Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 62, 301-346 (2008).

Program Application

  • Students do not apply directly to the CPAS Program
  • Instead, students should apply to one of the cooperating departments (Classics, HPS, or Philosophy) and indicate their interest in the program on their application