Giuseppe Fornari

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Associate Professor
Academic sector
Research sector (ERC)
SH5_1 - Classics, ancient literature and art

SH5_10 - Cultural heritage, cultural identities and memories

SH5_6 - History of art and architecture

SH5_13 - History of philosophy

SH5_11 - Metaphysics, philosophical anthropology; aesthetics

SH5_9 - Social anthropology, myth, ritual, kinship

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My research pertains to the History of Philosophy but takes it not as a defined and defining field but as a starting point for comprehending the history of thought in all its many historical expressions and the origin of human thinking as a symbolic activity having to do with the very cultural origin of man. Therefore, my research is transdisciplinary by definition, not in order to gather together heterogenous subject studies, but in order to reach a fuller and more organic view able to raise new interpretive and all-encompassing perspectives. This is the role played in my enquiries by a theoretical reflection on mediation meant as a collective experience necessary to generate human culture and make it effective in its different manifestations along time.  On this theoretical background, the privileged subjects of my enquiries are: the Greek thought, mainly in its archaic and classical phases, and with a particular attention to its relationship with the religious sphere and tragedy; the birth and early development of Judaism and Christianity; Renaissance as a critical and creative age determining the passage from middle ages to modernity; modern and contemporary philosophy focused on the thinkers who stress the specific meaning of man as a being capable both of knowing and becoming aware of its very origin as a “cognitive” being.


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Research interests
Topic Description Research area
History of thought starting from the origins of culture Philosophical thought must be studied in its specific meaning but, besides this, in its nature of cultural phenomenon dating back in its roots to the very origins of mankind. In such a way, philosophy can become an instrument of awareness concerning not only the birth of knowledge and reason but also the existence of man as historical being capable of rational knowledge. HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY: GENERAL HISTORY


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