Silvia Benso

Silvia Benso

Professor
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Philosophy

2019 Submissions

Journal Paper

Benso, Silvia and Antonio Calcagno. "Introduction. Italian Philosophy from Abroad." Italian Philosophy from Abroad, special issue of Trópos: Rivista di Ermeneutica e Critica Filosofica 22. 1 (2019): 5-8. Print. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Affirmative Biopolitics: Love, Life, and Politics in Lea Melandri." Italian Philosophy from Abroad, special issue of Trópos: Rivista di Ermeneutica e Critica Filosofica 22. 1 (2019): 9-20. Print. ∆

Book Chapter

Benso, Silvia. "Come corpo materno. Universalità, relazionalità, ospitalità [Like a Maternal Body: Universality, Relationality, Hospitality]." La filosofia attraverso il prisma delle culture. Dialoghi con Maurizio Pagano. Ed. Gianluca Garelli and Graziano Lingua. Pisa, Italy: ETS, 2019. 267-279. Print. ∆

Journal Editor

Benso, Silvia and Antonio Calcagno, ed. Italian Philosophy from Abroad, special issue of Trópos: Rivista di Ermeneutica e Critica Filosofica. Rome: n.p., 2019. Print. ∆

Invited Keynote/Presentation

Benso, Silvia. "On the Challenges, Futures, and Tasks of Academic Life Today: Publishing." Roundtable discussion, College of Fellows. University of Western Sydney. Sydney, AUS. 27 Nov. 2019. Conference Presentation.

Benso, Silvia. "Resisting Reality: Vattimo’s Weak Thought and the Dangerousness of Hermeneutics." Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Annual Meeting. Duquesne University. Pittsburgh, PA. 1 Nov. 2019. Conference Presentation. «

Benso, Silvia. "Problematizing Italian Philosophy: A Response to Peter Carravetta’s ‘The Italian Differentia: Can There Be Philosophy without History?’." Columbia University Seminars on Modern Italian Studies. Columbia University’s Italian Academy for Advanced Studies. New York, NY. 3 May 2019. Conference Presentation. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Heidegger, Technology, and RIT." Heidegger Circle Annual Meeting. Nazareth College. Rochester, NY. 19 May 2019. Conference Presentation. ∆

Benso, Silvia. "Affirmative Biopolitics: Life, Love, and Politics in Lea Melandri." SIP—Society for Italian Philosophy Annual Meeting. Stony Brook University. Stony Brook, NY. 29 Mar. 2019. Conference Presentation. ˜

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. Doní . 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. Malmo University. Malmo, 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. Cittí  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. Universití  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.