CFP: 1564-2014. Homage to Galileo Galilei, Special Issue: Philosophia Scientiae 21/1

Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France

Call for papers

450 years passed from Galileo’s birth (1564, 15 of February). A Special Issue proposal emphasizing scientific, historical and epistemological aspects of Iuvenilia–Early Galilean works is necessary as a tribute to his birth.

Therefore, a Call for papers concerning history, epistemology and historical epistemology of sciences is proposed:


Generally, the word Iuvenilia is reserved for Galileo’s works in the initial pages of first volume of Favaro’s edition (Galilei 1890-1909, I, pp. 7–178). According to the outlined panorama, we propose to extend the word Iuvenilia (it is the general title cited inEdizione Nazionale: Galilei 1890-1909, I, p. 7, p. 9; pp. 7–178) to the whole production of Galileo published before the Sidereus Nuncius, in 1610. We are hence referring to the content of the first two volumes of the Galilean Edizione Nazionale: i.e., De Caelo,La Bilancietta, TheoremataDe Sphaera et Cylindro by ArchimedesDe motu (Ivi, I), and to Le mecaniche, early mechanics,staticsequilibrium etc. and to two pseudo Galilean non-autographed Fortifications works (Ivi, II).

Thus, before Sidereus Nuncius, we like to consider all these contributions as Iuvenilia (and their heritage) given the coherence of the subjects as far as their practical character is taken into account.

Galilei G (1888). Per la Edizione delle Opere di Galileo Galilei sotto gli auspice di S. M. il Re d’Italia. Esposizione e Disegno di Antonio Favaro. Tipografia di G. Barbèra, Firenze.
Galilei G (1890-1909). Le Opere di Galileo Galilei Edizione Nazionale sotto gli auspice di Sua Maestà il Re d’Italia. Favaro A (ed). Tipografia di G. Barbèra, Firenze


History of physics; History of mathematics; History of engineering; History of science; Philosophy of science; Historical epistemology of science; History of science and technology; Epistemology of science; Foundations of science; Physics; Astronomy/Cosmology; Mathematics; Engineering; Machines & Machinery; Logics.


Abstract submission: Two pages, free editing: Title, Name, Affiliation, Email, Keywords + references list, all within two pages maximum.

All submitted papers, which meet the criteria of originality and quality, will be peer–reviewed for the publication.

The papers are expected to be revised (in the contents, editing and English) prior to submission to this Philosophia ScientiaeSpecial Thematic Issue.

Manuscripts should be submitted in French or in English, and prepared for anonymous peer review.

Abstracts in French and English of 200-300 words in length should be included.

Articles should not exceed 50,000 characters (spaces and footnotes included).

Please send submissions to:

Guidelines for authors are to be found on the journal’s website:

Guest editors: Raffaele Pisano (University of Lille 1, France), Paolo Bussotti (The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, Germany)

Abstract submission deadline: 31-12-2014

Notification of abstract acceptance: 25-01-2015

Full paper submission deadline: 01-01-2016

Final notification: 01-07-2016

Final version due: 01-09-2016

Fees: No

Deadline: December 31, 2014

Posted: September 22, 2014