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Giovanni Giorgini

Full Professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Academic discipline: SPS/02 History of Political Thought

Short Bio

Giovanni Giorgini is Professor of History of Political Thought at the University of Bologna. He is also Life Member of Clare Hall College, Cambridge, where he was previously a Visiting Fellow. Giorgini has held visiting positions in many universities, in Italy and abroad, including Pittsburgh, Chicago, Columbia, Princeton, Bolzano and IMT-Lucca.

Giorgini is member of the scientific board of Il Pensiero Politico and a member of the board of directors of Filosofia Politica and “Etica & Politica”. Giorgini is the author of La città e il tiranno (Giuffre', 1993), Liberalismi eretici (Edizioni Goliardiche, 1999), I doni di Pandora (Bonomo, 2002) as well as of a translation of Plato’s Politicus (Rizzoli, 2005), numerous essays, translations and entries in encyclopedias. He has edited, with Elena Irrera, The Roots of Respect (De Gruyter, 2017) and with Dino Piovan, The Brill Companion to the Reception of Athenian Democracy (Brill, 2020).

His current research interests are ancient political thought and its revival in contemporary liberal theory; ancient and modern relativism; the Sophists and Machiavelli.

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