Introduction Facets of Hybridisation in the History of Ideas

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Enrico Pasini


Conceptual hybridisation can be described as a transformative process in which certain existing concepts and ideas undergo a commixture, or are intermixed into other existing conceptual formations, so that existing notions are reshaped and gradually renewed, or an unexpected novelty is produced in the domain of documentable historical dynamics of ideas and concepts. This special issue on `Hybridisation in the History of Ideas' comprises five papers on dazzling historical cases spanning from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and covering European, Chinese, and American history of ideas, as well as their intertwining.

Keywords: Conceptual Hybridisation, Hybridisation of Ideas and Theories, History of Ideas, History of Concepts


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Author Biography

Enrico Pasini, University of Turin & ILIESI/CNR

University of Turin, Department of Philosophy and Education Sciences (

CNR, Rome, Istituto per il Lessico Intellettuale Europeo e la Storia delle Idee (http:/