Nauta, Prof. Lodi
Lodi Nauta is professor of the History of Philosophy. Nauta studied biology (propedeuse), philosophy and medieval studies in Groningen and York (UK) and gained his PhD cum laude in 1999. He is a Fellow of the KNAW, and Member of The Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. In 2001 he received a Vidi research of NWO, followed by a Vici grant in 2009 for his research programme ‘Humanists as Philosophers: The Place of Renaissance Humanism in the History of Thought’. Nauta is a former Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy.
Nauta has published numerous books and articles on the history of philosophy, including one that has been awarded several prizes about the highly influential humanist Lorenzo Valla. Nauta’s teaching and research focus on several periods in which innovations took place in Western thought and culture. In recent years, Nauta's research has concentrated on the philosophical dimension of Humanism in the Renaissance.
In 2016 Nauta was awarded the Spinoza Prize, the highest Dutch scientific award. The prize allowed him to establish a new research group that can conduct large-scale research projects, at least by the standards of the humanities.
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