Posts Tagged ‘Platone’

The Soul and the Ghost: A Complex Physio-pathology of the Soul in Plato


Assuming that, according to Plato, the true self consists in the soul and that the rational part of the soul has the leading role as far as human affairs are concerned, it seems easy to conclude that the perfect condition of the human soul must coincide with the annihilation of irrational psychic components. The present essay intends to show that such an interpretation is reductive and philosophically ineffective. Leggi tutto »

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“Et Coram Patre Le Si Fece Unito”: Reflections on Poverty and its Equivocations


The theme of poverty as spiritual virtue, as radical renunciation to what belongs to oneself and, in the end, as renunciation to one’s own very self is already present in Greek thought, which alludes to it for example through Plato’s image of Penia, Eros’ mother. In the Christian tradition, we find paupertas spiritu, the spiritual poverty mentioned in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 20 POVERTY December, 2017 - Autore:


Ethics of Space (A Topological Reflection)

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The author’s intention in this essay is not to explain the “concept” of space but rather understand the experience out of which such a concept is formed moving from the “originary subjects” of this experience as well of the experience of movement and time that are its necessary correlates. Leggi tutto »

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The Heteronomous Beauty of Artifact Space

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Why is the space of our daily existence often made of benches with seats that stab our backs with pain? Of train stations similar to labyrinths that make us miss the train? Of airports whose façades present such an obsessive formal homogeneity that we cannot distinguish the entry? Leggi tutto »

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Numero 11 SPACE July, 2014 - Autore:


Moving Outside the Cave


Academic philosophers frequently use Plato’s portrait of Socrates in the Apology as a model for our own pedagogical endeavors. Like Socrates, we value self-inquiry. We believe the “unexamined life is not worth living.” We practice Socrates’ maieutic art, helping others bring forth their ideas. Leggi tutto »

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Numero 10 EDUCATION February, 2014 - Autore:


Reality and Poverty


The essay examines the myth of Prometheus and Epimetheus narrated by Plato in the Protagoras and investigates what in it remains insufficient (sophistic) when considered from Plato’s point of view. The answer is that in the myth, being is without remedy and technique provides a remedy for it. Plato seems instead to suggest the hypothesis that being itself is a kind of technique. There is no being without an addition (a prosthesis) of goodness. The remedy is thus not simply an external addition suggested by the pressing practical needs of humans; rather, it is a characteristic of being itself, and simply for this—in the form of culture—it is also an anthropological feature.


Saying Good-Bye to Truth? The Role of eikos in the Debate Against Sophistry


This paper deals with the concept of eikos, traditionally translated as “probability” or “likelihood.” The aim is to show the complexity and the theoretical value of this notion and, more specifically, the crucial role it plays in the Platonic attack against the Sophists. Leggi tutto »


Practices of Truth


The essay proposes an excercise of recapitulation of some originary philosophical structures in which the theoretical commitmens that are made and the internal boundaries that are marked have relevant consequences in terms of the destiny of the truth. Leggi tutto »


Truth, Parrhesia, and Politics in Ancient Greece


Following up on Foucault, the author addresses the idea of parrhesia in ancient Greece, especially in Plato. There is no democracy if there is no parrhesia, Leggi tutto »


Different Twins: On the “Small Difference” Between the Sophist and the Philosopher


A little mystery is contained in the prologue to the Sophist. It is not completely clear why Plato mentions Homer. Leggi tutto »


Timeliness of the Sophists?


Recent revaluations of the Sophists’ philosophy allow for a more balanced understanding of the meaning that their reflections may entail for us. Leggi tutto »

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