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Giovanni Giorgini

Personal Data

Place and Date of Birth: Bologna, 23.05.1959
Professional Address: Department of Ancient History
Via Zamboni, 38
I – 40126 Bologna
Tel. ++39-051-209.8298; fax ++39-051-222.706
Email: giovanni.giorgini@unibo.it

Academic Positions

2005 - present. Full Professor of Political Philosophy (University of Bologna, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy).
2000 - 2005. Associate Professor of the History of Political Thought (University of Bologna, Faculty of Letters and Philosophy).
1992 - 2000. Assistant Professor (with tenure) in the History of Political Thought (University of Bologna, Faculty of Political Science).

Visiting positions, fellowships and awards

2009. Professor of History of Political Thought, IMT-Alti Studi, Lucca, in the Spring Semester.
2008. Visiting Scholar at the Classics Department, Columbia University, for the Fall Semester.
2006. Visiting Professor in the Philosophy Department, Pittsburgh University, for the Fall Semester: I taught a course in History of Ancient Philosophy and an advanced course on Plato.
2006. Professor of Contemporary Political Theory, IMT-Alti Studi, Lucca, in the Spring Semester.
2003 - 2004. Fellow of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University, New York and Associate Research Fellow at the Department of History, Columbia University.
1999. Visiting Fellow, then Life Member, of Clare Hall College, Cambridge University.
1998. Visiting Scholar at the Philosophy Department, University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Area of specialization

Ancient philosophy from the Pre-Socratics to the Hellenistic period; Greek history and political thought from Solon to the Stoics; Roman political thought, especially Cicero and Seneca; the revival of classical political thought in contemporary political theory. Machiavelli; Tocqueville; contemporary Anglo-American political theory.

Main Publications

I. Books
2005. Plato Politico [The Statesman]. Introduction, translation and notes by Giovanni Giorgini. Milan: Rizzoli.

2001. I doni di Pandora. Filosofia, politica e storia nella Grecia antica [Pandora’s Gifts: Philosophy, Politics and History in Ancient Greece], Bologna, Bonomo Editore; 2nd revised edition, 2002.

1999. Liberalismi eretici [Heretical Liberalisms], Trieste, Edizioni Goliardiche.

1993. La città e il tiranno [The City and the Tyrant], Milan, Giuffré.

II. Essays
2009. “Radical Plato. John Stuart Mill, George Grote and the Revival of Plato in Nineteenth-Century England” in History of Political Thought 30 (2009) n.4, pp. 1-30.

2009. “Plato and the Ailing Soul of the Tyrant” in S. Gastaldi-J-F. Pradeau (eds), Le philosophe, le roi, le tyran, Sankt Augustin, Academia Verlag, pp. 111-127.

2008. “The Place of the Tyrant in Machiavelli’s Political Thought and the Literary Genre of the Prince” in History of Political Thought 29 (2008) n.2, pp. 230-256.

2006. “Il tiranno” [The Tyrant] in M. Vegetti (ed), Platone, Repubblica, Naples, Bibliopolis, pp. 423-470.

2004. “The Riddle of Pausanias. Unraveling Thucydides’ account” in Rivista Storica dell’Antichità 34, pp. 181-206.

2004. “Natura umana e identità europea: la sfida del neoaristotelismo” [Human Nature and European Identity: The Challenge of Neo-Aristotelianism] in Natura Cultura Identità. Le Università e l’identità europea, Bologna, CIS, pp. 175-198.

2003. “Under the Veil: Reasons for Acting and Forbearing” in Politeia 19, n. 71, pp. 108-114.

2002. “The Quest for the Fleet: Pausanias’ Political Project and Spartan Foreign Policy” in Preprint-Dipartimento di Filosofia-Università di Bologna 22, pp. 1-19.

1999. “Il concetto di libertà nella tradizione repubblicana. Un profilo storico” [The Notion of Liberty in the Republican Tradition: An Historical Outline] in Etica e Politica 1 [On-line Journal: www.units.it/etica/].

1989. “Crick, Hampshire and MacIntyre, or Does an English Speaking Neo-Aristotelianism Exist?” in Praxis International 9, pp. 249-272.