Loris Sturlese

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Loris Sturlese (born March 25, 1948 in La Spezia ) is an Italian historian of philosophy who mainly deals with German philosophy of the Middle Ages . He is a full professor for Medieval Philosophy at the Universita de Salento in Lecce and honorary professor for German literature and intellectual history of the Middle Ages at the University of Eichstätt .


Sturlese was born in La Spezia in 1948. He studied philosophy and Middle Latin philology and received his doctorate from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa. Until 1992 he worked there in research and teaching; 1992–1994 he held a professorship for the history of medieval philosophy at the University of Siena . From 1996 to 2009 he was director of the research area Classical Philology and Philosophy at the University of Lecce; 2001–2007 President of the Società Italiana per lo Studio del Pensiero Medievale , since 2003 Assesseur and Vice-President of the Société Internationale pour lâ Étude de la Philosophie Médiévale . He is a founding member of the Wolfenbüttel Medieval Society and the Meister Eckhart Society .

Fields of work

Numerous publications, essays and encyclopedia contributions from the field of medieval German philosophy come from Sturlese, in particular on Heinrich Seuse , Dietrich von Freiberg and Meister Eckhart , whose Latin edition he co-edited. With Kurt Flasch he is editor of the Corpus Philosophorum Teutonicorum Medii Aevi .

Publications (selection)

  • German Philosophy in the Middle Ages (Italian Firenze, Olschki 1990, German Munich, Beck 1993; 2nd vol. 1996)
  • Documents and research on the life and work of Dietrich von Freiberg (Hamburg, Meiner 1984)
  • as ed. with Georg Steer: Dietrich von Freiberg, Opera omnia. Tubingen 1985
  • Homo divinus. Philosophical projects in Germany between Meister Eckhart and Heinrich Seuse (Stuttgart, Kohlhammer 2007),
  • Philosophy in the Middle Ages Munich: Beck, 2013, orig. Edition.
  • Filosofia nel Medioevo . Roma: Carocci, 2014, 1st ed. Italiana

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