Germana Giardullo
Germana Giardullo graduated from the University of Salerno in 2014 with a Master’s degree in History of Contemporary Philosophy, where she wrote a dissertation entitled "Identità ebraica, male 'totalitario' e giudizio nel pensiero politico di Hannah Arendt" (Jewish Identity, “Totalitarian” Evil and Judgement in Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought), in which she discussed problems like Jewish Assimiliation, Sionism and the “Judenfrage”, from the late German Enlightenment to Hannah Arendt. She furthered her studies on the subject, focusing on the “Judenfrage” in its connection with the current Arab-Israel conflict. She is a freelance journalist and is currently cooperating with the newspaper “Zerottonove.it”. She is an expert in Web Editing, Social Media Platforms, SEO, Communications and Web Marketing.
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Alessio Lembo
Alessio Lembo (Salerno, 1993) graduated from the University of Salerno in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in History of Political Thought, where he wrote a dissertation on the concept of Authority, starting from the interpretation of Herbert Marcuse. He furthered his studies with a Master’s degree in Early Modern Philosophy (2017), where he wrote a dissertation entitled "Temi platonici e cartesiani nella teoria della conoscenza del primo Spinoza" (Platonic and Cartesian themes in Spinoza's Early Theory of Knowledge). He is currently analyzing Spinoza’s relations to Jewish thought as well as to Descartes and Hobbes. He is also investigating some of the contemporary interpretations of Spinoza (Martinetti, Strauss, Deleuze) in the light of the relationship between knowledge and politics. Notably, his investigation has been focusing on the italian philosopher Piero Martinetti, both from a historical point of view — by analyzing his political positions towards Fascism — and from a theoretical and moral perspective, on the basis of his interpretation of Spinoza.
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Enrico Volpe
Enrico Volpe (Salerno, 1989) got his degree in philosophy (University of Salerno) in 2012 (Bachelor), with a dissertation about K. R. Popper's interpretation of Parmenides and, in 2014 (Master), about the Aristotelian criticism towards Eleates. He spent the Winter Semester 2013-14 at the Freie Universität of Berlin (Erasmus project) for his thesis research. Since November 2017 he has been enrolled in the doctoral school "Ricerche e Studi sull'Antichità, il Medioevo e l'Umanesimo, Salerno (RAMUS)", where he is working on a research project concerning the role and the interpretation of the demiurge between Numenius and Plotinus. From April 1st, 2019 he has been enrolled at the University of Cologne for an international cotutela partnership. His research focus concerns Plato and Platonic tradition and the Eleatic ontology.
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Raffaele Ciccone
Raffaele Ciccone graduated from the University of Salerno in 2016, with a Master’s dissertation entitled "Conflitto teoretico e guerra tra Stati nella riflessione kantiana sulla pace" (Theoretical Conflict and War among States in Kant's View on Peace). So far, he has devoted most of his studies to Moral and Political Philosophy, focusing on authors and theories of the period between the Eighteenth and the Nineteenth centuries, paying close attention to the Italian Risorgimento. Right after graduation, he took part in the ECPR General Conference held in Prague, with a talk entitled "Perpetual peace: relationships between Kant’s political thought and the Italian political context in the Nineteenth Century". He is interested in International Politics, as well as in new technologies and website development. He has experience in journalism.
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Fiorenza Manzo
Fiorenza Manzo (Nocera Inferiore, 1992) is a PhD student in Philosophy at the University of Milan. She graduated from the University of Salerno in 2017 with a Master’s degree in Early Modern Philosophy, where she wrote a dissertation on the themes of Alterity and Intersubjectivity in Leibniz’s monadological system. Her current research endeavors to offer an organic framework of Leibniz’s ethics, politics and theory of natural law — especially in the years 1669-1672 — in order to show how these aspects of his philosophy are necessary to integrate a view of the universe otherwise incomplete. Furthermore, it aims to provide insight into the convergence of the diverse grounds of Leibniz’s thought.
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Giuseppe Palermo
Giuseppe Palermo (Benevento, 1992) graduated in Philosophy in 2017 from the University of Salerno, with a dissertation in Medieval Philosophy about the knowledge of God in the thought of Siger of Brabant. Currently, he is a PhD student at the University of Salerno, with a project on the augustinian doctrine of Grace. He is interested in late ancient philosophy (both Pagan and Christian), Averroism and Aristotelian philosophy in the late Middle Age - and particularly in their ethical aspects, embracing Pierre Hadot's perspective. His research also extends to fields such as Open Science and Digital Humanities.
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Gianmarco Bisogno
Gianmarco Bisogno graduated from the University of Salerno in 2014 with a Bachelor’s dissertation entitled "La trasformazione del paradigma cristiano tra Tertulliano ed Agostino" (The transformation of the Christian paradigm between Tertullian and Augustine). He furthered his studies and graduated from the University of Bologna in 2017 with a Master’s degree in History of Philosophy, where he wrote a dissertation on the concept of Selfhood in Hegel’s early writings. Deeply interested in the Philosophy of Religion, he is currently engaged in the study of Hegel's thought and its interpretations, particularly in the left-wing Hegelian tradition. He also went deep into the complex thought of the Scottish philosopher David Hume with regard to religious, economical and social issues. He is currently enrolled in the PhD program “Ricerche e studi sull’Antichità, il Medioevo e l’Umanesimo - RAMUS” (Research and Studies on Antiquity, Middle Ages and Humanism) at the University of Salerno.
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Paolo Castaldo
Paolo Castaldo obtained his PhD in Philosophy in 2017 at the University of Salerno (“Ricerche e studi sull’Antichità, il Medioevo e l’Umanesimo” – RAMUS/Research and Studies on Antiquity, Middle Ages and Humanism), with a dissertation entitled "Logica Laurentiana: studio sui libri II e III della Dialectica di Lorenzo Valla" (Logica Laurentiana: a study on books II and III of Lorenzo Valla's Dialectica). He is appointed “Cultore della materia” (Expert on the subject) for the courses of History of Renaissance Philosophy and Metaphysics at the University of Salerno. His interests mainly focus on the relation between Logic and Rhetoric in Renaissance Humanism and in Early Modern Age. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Naples "Federico II".
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