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Neapolitan Enlightenment

Roundtable discussion "Neapolitan Enlightenment: Economic Thought and Economic Practice" within the framework of the "Economics and Culture" Seminar (58-60 Galernaya Street).

Timed to Coincide with the Release of a Russian Translation of Antonio Genovesi


June 3, Friday


  • Antonio Trampus (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) "The Evolution of Genovesi's Language and Lexicon and His Transformation Versus a Republican Mening"
  • Antonio Gisondi (University of Salerno, Italy) "Antonio Genovesi riformatore e filosofo"


  • Daria Farafonova (Università della Svizzera italiana) "Civil and Ethical Meaning of Metaphors in the Text of Genovesi's 'Lezioni di Economia Civile'"
  • Alexander Pogrebnyak (SPbSU) "Enological Metaphors in Economic Thinking of Antonio Genovesi"

2:30-3:30pm Lunch


  • Vladimir Ryzhkov (SPbSU) "The Dilemma of the Aristocrat-Entrepreneur: 'Necessary Luxury' in Michail Shcherbatov's Theory and Practice"
  • Danila Raskov (SPbSU) "The legacy of Genovesi for Economists: View from Russia"

6:00-7:00pm Dinner

June 4, Saturday


  • Yulia Ivanova (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) "Sociality, Impersonality and Providence from Early Compositions of J.Viko to late"
  • Pavel Sokolov (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) "Giambattista Vico and the 'Moral Logics' of the 17th Century"

1:00-2:00pm Lunch


  • Koen Stapelbrock (University of Helsinki) "The Politics of Economic Development in the 18th Century: Russia and Naples"
  • Federico d'Onofrio (Paris School of Economics) "The Most 'Polite' Nation on Earth: China's Mandarins in Naples"

3-4 june

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