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Cover illustration: Bernardino Telesio, De iride (Venice 1590). Biblioteca Nazionale di Cosenza, Fondo Greco 476.

The chapter “Telesio, Aristotle, and Hippocrates on Cosmic Heat” by Hiro Hirai is a is an updated English translation of the previously published article “Il calore cosmico in Telesio fra il De generatione animalium di Aristotele e il De carnibus di Ippocrate,” in Bernardino Telesio tra filosofia naturale e scienza moderna, Giuliana Mocchi, Sandra Plastina and Emilio Sergio (eds.) (Rome: Fabrizio Serra Editore, 2012), 71–83.

The chapter “A Conversation by Telesio: Sensualism, Criticism of Aristotle, and the Theory of Light in the Late Renaissance” by Martin Mulsow is an English translation of the previously published article of “Ein unbekanntes Gespräch Telesios: Aristoteleskritik, Sensualismus und Theorie des Lichts in der Spätrenaissance” In: Sol et Homo. Mensch und Natur in der Renaissance. Festschrift für Eckhard Keßler. Sabrina Ebbersmeyer, Helga Pirner-Pareschi und Thomas Ricklin (Hrsg.), 511–536. München: Wilhelm Fink, 2008.

This volume is an outcome of a project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme (GA n. 725883 Early Modern Cosmology).

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