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Silvia Benso
Professor

2018 Submissions

Full Length Book

Benso, Silvia and Brian Schroeder, eds. Thinking the Inexhaustible: Art, Interpretation, and Freedom in the Philosophy of Luigi Pareyson. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2018. Print. «

Book Chapter

Benso, Silvia and Brian Schroeder. "Introduction: Thinking the Inexhaustible." Thinking the Inexhaustible: Art, Interpretation, and Freedom in the Philosophy of Luigi Pareyson. Ed. Silvia Benso and Brian Schroeder. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2018. 1-9. Print. «

Benso, Silvia. "Luigi Pareyson: A Master in Italian Hermeneutics." Thinking the Inexhaustible: Art, Interpretation, and Freedom in the Philosophy of Luigi Pareyson. Ed. Silvia Benso and Brian Schroeder. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2018. 11-28. Print. «

Benso, Silvia. "The Breathing of the Air: Pre-Socratic Echoes in Levinas." Atmospheres of Breathing. Ed. Lenart Škof and Petri Berndtson. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2018. 83-98. Print. «

Benso, Silvia. "Lost in Translation: Luigi Pareyson e gli studi pareysoniani in ambito anglosassone [Luigi Pareyson and Pareyson Scholarship in the Anglophone World]." Annuario Filosofico 33 (2017). Milan, Italy: Mursia, 2018. 195-207. Print. ∆

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Benso, Silvia. "Lost in Translation: Luigi Pareyson nel mondo anglosassone." Luigi Pareyson: Philosophie und Religiöse Erfahrung. Katholische Akademie. Berlin, Germany. 2 Feb. 2018. Conference Presentation. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Perplexing Beauty: A Short Commentary on Jonathan Fine’s ‘The Guise of the Beautiful’." Ancient Philosophy Society. Emory University. Emory, GA. 27 Apr. 2018. Conference Presentation. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Resisting Reality: Vattimo’s Ontology of Actuality as a Political Act." Canadian Society for Italian Studies. University of Ottawa. Ottawa, Canada. 11 May 2018. Conference Presentation. ˜

Benso, Silvia. "The Death of the Author: On Mario Perniola and Italian Aesthetics." Society for Italian Philosophy at SPEP. Penn State University. State College, PA. 19 Oct. 2018. Conference Presentation. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Reality, Realism, Resistance: On Vattimo’s Ontology of Actuality." Australasian Society for Continental Philosophy. Western Sydney University. Sydney, Australia. 23 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation. ∆

2017 Submissions

Full Length Book

Benso, Silvia. Viva Voce: Conversations with Italian Philosophers. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2017. Print. £

Book Chapter

Benso, Silvia. "Castelli e giardini, luoghi del filosofare [Castles and Gardens as Sites of Philosophizing]." Trovarsi Accanto. Ed. M. Adinolfi and M. Donà. Rome, Italy: InSchibboleth Edizioni, 2017. 51-66. Print. ∆

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Benso, Silvia. "The Alchemist’s Lab: Considerations on Italian Philosophy." International Conference on “New Italian Thought: Challenges and Responses,”. King’s College at Western University. London, ON. 26 Mar. 2017. Conference Presentation. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Imagining Nature and Art in Plato’s Phaedrus." Annual Meeting of the Ancient Philosophy Society. Baylor University. Waco, TX. 27 Apr. 2017. Conference Presentation. «

Benso, Silvia. "Apple, Pear, and Fig Trees: Pleasure and Joy in Augustine’s Gardens." Annual Meeting of the History of Philosophy Society. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. 19 May 2017. Conference Presentation. «

Benso, Silvia. "Cultivating Things with Heidegger." Humanities Colloquium. Malmö University. Malmö, Sweden. 29 May 2017. Lecture. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Waterworks in Levinas’s Philosophy." Philosophy Colloquium. Vilnius University. Vilnius, Lithuania. 30 May 2017. Lecture. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Bodies of Water: Levinas’s Hydrodynamic Ethics." Workshop: The Ethics of Things. Centre for Advanced Studies at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Oslo, Norway. 2 Jun. 2017. Lecture. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "The Saying of the Oak Tree: Cultivating Dwelling Places." Spaces of Nature, Natures of Space. Collegium Phaenomenologicum. Città di Castello, Italy. 18 Jul. 2017. Lecture. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Open Borders: Italian Philosophy Between Nationalism and Globalization." Annual Meeting of the College of Fellows. Western Sydney University. Sydney, Australia. 23 Nov. 2017. Lecture. ∆

2016 Submissions

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Benso, Silvia. "“Gardening with Martin while Interpreting Greek Poiesis”." Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Utah Valley University. Salt Lake City, UT. 21 Oct. 2016. Conference Presentation. «

Benso, Silvia. "Il luogo della filosofia: Tra arte tecnica e natura [The Place of Philosophy: Between Art, Technology, and Nature]." Dipartimento di Filosofia e Scienze dell’Educazione. Università degli Studi di Torino. Turin, Italy. 10 Oct. 2016. Guest Lecture. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Urban Parks and Gardens as Places of Appearance: The Body as a Common Good After Hannah Arendt." Sitka Institute. Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition. Sitka, AK. 5 Aug. 2016. Conference Presentation. *

Benso, Silvia. "Fluid Ethics: Images of Water in Levinas." Levinas Research Seminar. University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada. 20 Jun. 2016. Keynote Speech. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "What if Martin Were a Gardener? Moving Beyond Heidegger by Interpreting Greek Poiesis." History of Philosophy Society. Texas A&M. College Station, TX. 23 Apr. 2016. Conference Presentation. *

2015 Submissions

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Benso, Silvia. "Pareyson, Heidegger, and the Ontology of Freedom." Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Emory University. Atlanta, GA. 10 Oct. 2015. Conference Presentation. *

2013 Submissions

Full Length Book

Benso, Silvia. Truth and Interpretation by Luigi Pareyson. Albany, NY: SUNY, 2013. Print.

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Benso, Silvia. "The Eternal Return of the Will in Levinas' Totality and Infinity." Levinas Research Seminar. Stonybrook University-Manhattan Campus. New York, NY. 28 Apr. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Benso, Silvia. "Thresholds of Time: The Present Between Narration and Translation." Theologische Fakultat. Humboldt Universitat. Berlin, Germany. 4 Jul. 2013. Lecture.

Benso, Silvia. "When Heidegger's Tower Dweller Takes a Walk: On Thinkers, Poets, and Mysterious Guests." Collegium Phenomenologicum. Collegium Phenomenologicum. Citta' di Castello, Italy. 9 Jul. 2013. Lecture. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "The Faces of Responsibility: On Francois Raffoul's The Origins of Responsibility." Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. University of Oregon. Eugene, OR. 26 Oct. 2013. Conference Presentation. ∆

2012 Submissions

Book Chapter

Benso, Silvia. "Earthly Morality and the Other: From Levinas to Economic Sustainability." Faces of Nature: Levinasian Ethics and Enviromental Philosophy. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 2012. 11-28. Print. *

Benso, Silvia. "Parchi e Giardini Urbani Ovvero La Natura Resa Pubblica (A Partire da Hannah Arendt) [Urban Parks and Gardens, Or Nature Made Public (Following Up on Hannah Arendt)]." Filosofia e Spazio Pubblico [Philosophy and Public Space]. Bologna, Italy: II Mulino, 2012. 243-258. Print.

Benso, Silvia. "Joy Beyond Boredom: Totality and Infinity as a Work of Wonder." Totality and Infinity at 50. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 2012. 11-28. Print. *

Journal Editor

Benso, Silvia, ed. Aesthetics of the Virtual. Albany: SUNY Press, 2012. Print.

2011 Submissions

Journal Paper

Guglielminetti, Enrico, et al. "Thinking of Work." SpazioFilosofico. 1 (2011) Web.

Book Chapter

Benso, Silvia. "Introduction: Struggling with the Angel:Time, Finitude, and Metaphysical Sentiment." The Possible Present. Ed. Ugo Perone. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2011. IX-XVIII. Print. ∆

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Benso, Silvia. "Stoic Cosmopolitanism Between Now and Then: Embodied Citizens of the World." Ancient Philosophy Society. Utah Valley University. Sundance Resort, Salt Lake City, UT. 13 Apr. 2011. Keynote Speech. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Hermeneutic Communism Between Archeology and Eschatology: Is Anything Missing?" Hermeneutic Communism Conference. Stony Brook University. Manhattan Campus, New York, NY. 19 Oct. 2011. Conference Presentation. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Gianni Vattimo's Politics Between Reformism and Revolution." Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Villanova University/Penn State University. Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 21 Oct. 2011. Conference Presentation.

2010 Submissions

Published Review

Benso, Silvia. Rev. of Plato and Levinas: The Ambiguous Out-side of Ethics, by Tanja Straehler. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, October 2010. Web.

Published Article

Benso, Silvia and Brian Schroeder. “Italian Philosophy Between 1980-1995.” The History of Continental Philosophy. Vol. 7: Post-Poststructuralism. Ed. Alan Schrift and Rosi Braidotti. Chesham, UK: Acumen Publishing, 2010. 83-110. Print.

Benso, Silvia. “Emancipation and the Future of the Utopian: On Vattimo’s Philosophy of History.” Between Nihilism and Politics: The Hermeneutics of Gianni Vattimo. Ed. Silvio Benso and Brian Schroeder. Albany: SUNY Press, 2010. 203-219. Print.

Editor (book or journal)

Benso, Silvia and Brian Schroeder, eds. Between Nihilism and Politics: The Hermeneutics of Gianni Vattimo. Albany: SUNY Press, 2010. Print.