Stefano Zappoli


Liceo Classico Statale "Paolo Sarpi" – Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy

Benedetto Croce and late History of the Philosophy of Science

Well known as a theorist of aesthetics, the Italian idealist thinker Benedetto Croce is practically unknown among historians of the philosophy of science working on the crucial period between the 19th and the 20th century. Despite this matter of fact, Croce’s work on Logic (1909) offers a very ‘up to date’ account of scientific knowledge as a ‘practical’ conceptualization of reality, that is not so far from the theories elaborated by Avenarius or Mach.