9 November 2022 3pm

Pablo Montosa Molinero (University of Barcelona)

On line seminar - to register, please send an email to silvia.debianchi@unimi.it

Giordano Bruno can be regarded as the first philosopher in history to uphold the existence of a single absolutely infinite substance. Furthermore, he identifies this substance with the infinite universe and, ultimately, with God. From this, two fundamental consequences follow: (i) the world is a direct expression of absolute divine power since the latter, being infinite, cannot be divided; (ii) the things of the world cannot be conceived in substantial terms. Relations, therefore, cannot be conceived as extrinsic accidents of particular finite substances but as intrinsic relations, which constitute the essence of each individual thing. From these philosophical premises, Bruno will derive a relational conception of bodies as particular expressions of divine power that will take him to reformulate the atomistic theory of theĀ minima in a theoretical framework utterly different from its original one.