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  1. The Desire for Recognition in Plato’s Symposium.Alessandra Fussi - 2008 - Arethusa 41: 237–262.
    The paper argues that thumos, which is never explicitly mentioned as a part of the soul in the Symposium, plays a major role in the dialogue. In light of the Republic’s characterization of thumos as the source of emotions such as of love of honor, love of victory, admiration for courage, shame, anger, and the propensity to become indignant at real or imaginary wrongs, the paper argues that both Phaedrus’ speech and the speech of Alcibiades are shaped by thumoeidetic motivations. (...)
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  2. Inconsistencies In Glaucon's Account Of Justice.Alessandra Fussi - 2007 - Polis 24 (1):43-69.
    This paper identifies major inconsistencies in the threefold argument that Glaucon presents in defence of Thrasymachus in the second book of Plato's Republic. Specifically, the paper argues for three claims. Firstly, it argues that in his account of the origin of justice Glaucon treats the consequences of justice as necessary, while in the test case he merely emphasizes incidental consequences. Secondly, the paper argues that in setting up the test case of the perfectly unjust man and the perfectly just man (...)
     
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    Callicles' Examples of ϙὄπρζ ς ζ ιὔωηθζ in Plato's Gorgias.Alessandra Fussi - 1996 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 19 (1):119-149.
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    “As the Wolf Loves the Lamb”.Alessandra Fussi - 2006 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (1):51-80.
    The Phaedrus’s Palinode ascribes to the wing the double function of lifting the soul towards truth while itself being nourished by truth. The paper concentrates on the role Socrates ascribes to the wing in the structure and ‘physiology’ of the soul—mortal and divine—as well as on the role it plays in Socrates’ subsequent phenomenological description of falling in love. The experience of love described in Socrates’ first speech—an experience dominated by envy—is examined in light of Socrates’ Palinode, by reference to (...)
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    “As the Wolf Loves the Lamb”: Need, Desire, Envy, and Generosity in Plato’s Phaedrus.Alessandra Fussi - 2006 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (1):51-80.
    The Phaedrus’s Palinode ascribes to the wing the double function of lifting the soul towards truth while itself being nourished by truth. The paper concentrates on the role Socrates ascribes to the wing in the structure and ‘physiology’ of the soul—mortal and divine—as well as on the role it plays in Socrates’ subsequent phenomenological description of falling in love. The experience of love described in Socrates’ first speech—an experience dominated by envy—is examined in light of Socrates’ Palinode, by reference to (...)
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    Love of the Good, Love of the Whole: Diotima’s Response to Aristophanes in Plato’s Symposium.Alessandra Fussi - 2009 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (2):267-290.
    Diotima criticizes, but does not refute, Aristophanes’ thesis that love is desire for completeness. Her argument incorporates that thesis within a more complextheory: eros is desire for the permanent possession of the good, and hence also desire for immortality. Aristophanes cannot account for the aspirations entailed in the desire for fame or in the desire for knowledge. Such aspirations can be understood only with reference to the good. However, the paper shows how time plays a fundamental role in the original (...)
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    Aristotle on Shame.Alessandra Fussi - 2015 - Ancient Philosophy 35 (1):113-135.
  8. Callicles' Examples of Vöuoq Xfjq (Puaeox; in Plato's Gorgias).Alessandra Fussi - 1996 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 19:119-149.
     
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    Tempo, desiderio, generazione: Diotima e Aristofane nel simposio di Platone.Alessandra Fussi - 2008 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 63 (1).
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    Why Is the Gorgias so Bitter?Alessandra Fussi - 2000 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 33 (1):39 - 58.
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    Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire.Alessandra Fussi - 2008 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 2 (2):209-211.
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    Love of the Good, Love of the Whole.Alessandra Fussi - 2009 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 13 (2):267-290.
    Diotima criticizes, but does not refute, Aristophanes’ thesis that love is desire for completeness. Her argument incorporates that thesis within a more complextheory: eros is desire for the permanent possession of the good, and hence also desire for immortality. Aristophanes cannot account for the aspirations entailed in the desire for fame or in the desire for knowledge. Such aspirations can be understood only with reference to the good. However, the paper shows how time plays a fundamental role in the original (...)
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    Visiting Professors From Abroad.Jesús Adrián Escudero, Dan Zahavi, Romana Bassi, Alessandra Fussi, Alfredo Ferarin, Yi Zhao, Michael Martin, Veronique Munoz-Darde, David Grünberg & Tomasz Bigaj - 2013 - Review of Metaphysics 67:273-280.
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    The Myth of the Last Judgment in the "Gorgias".Alessandra Fussi - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (3):529 - 552.
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    Leo Strauss on Collingwood.Alessandra Fussi - 2014 - Idealistic Studies 44 (2-3):149-162.
    Strauss’s invitation to understand Greek authors as they understood themselves was attacked by influential scholars as anti-historical. In the first part of the paper, I argue that the charge is due to a misunderstanding of Strauss’s position on the respective role of interpretation and criticism in historicism. In the second part, I highlight Strauss’s view of the tension between scientific history as the manifestation of a certain age, and scientific history as the culmination of historical progress. In the third part, (...)
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    Literary Form and Philosophical Discourse: The Problem of Myth in the Platonic Dialogues.Alessandra Fussi - 2013 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 7 (2):221-228.
    A DISCUSSION OF: CATHERINE COLLOBERT, PIERRE DESTRÉE, FRANCISCO J. GONZALEZ , PLATO AND MYTH: STUDIES ON THE USE AND STATUS OF PLATONIC MYTHS. MNEMOSYNE. SUPPLEMENTS, 337. LEIDEN/BOSTON: BRILL, 2012. PP. VIII + 476. ISBN 9789004218666. $222.00.
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    Callicles’ Examples of Ϙὄπρζ Σ Ζ Ιὔωηθζ in Plato’s Gorgias.Alessandra Fussi - 1996 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 19 (1):119-149.
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    Why is The.Alessandra Fussi - 2000 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 33 (1).
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    Aux marges des dialogues de Platon: Essai d'histoire anthropologique de la philosophie ancienne (review).Alessandra Fussi - 2005 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 43 (2):203-204.
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    Che cos’è la filosofia politica? Il dibattito fra Strauss e Kojève sulla tirannide.Alessandra Fussi - 2011 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 66 (2).
    On Tyranny, by Leo Strauss and Alexander Kojève, is now available in Italian. The article examines the debate between the two philosophers, focussing primarily on their respective views of political philosophy and the opposition between ancients and moderns concerning such issues as the role of luck, the gap between theory and practice, and whether or not history is meaningful, teleologically oriented, able to prove political theory or, on the contrary, itself subject to theoretical judgment. The author explains how the debate (...)
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    Lasciare tracce, controllare il mondo.Alessandra Fussi - 2012 - Rivista di Estetica 50:275-286.
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    Commentary on Gerson.Alessandra Fussi - 1999 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 15 (1):254-262.
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  23. Images of the Soul in Plato's Gorgias.Alessandra Fussi - 1997 - Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
    This dissertation is a study of the images of the soul in the Gorgias. I analyze the relationship between power and omnipotence in the conceptions of the soul defended and/or exemplified by the characters of the dialogue. ;In chapter 1 I focus on the dramatic setting of the Gorgias, which lacks clear temporal and spatial indications. I show that the three conversations are dramatically linked to the last myth of judgment. My hypothesis is that Gorgias and his followers are seen (...)
     
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  24. Images of the Soul in Plato's Gorgias the Drama of Omnipotence and Power.Alessandra Fussi - 1997
     
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  25. Leave Tracks, Check the World.Alessandra Fussi - 2012 - Rivista di Estetica 50:275-286.
     
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  26. Time, Desire, Generation. Diotima and Aristophanes in Plato's' Simposio'.Alessandra Fussi - 2008 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 63 (1):1-27.
     
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  27. What Is Political Philosophy? The Strauss-Kojeve Debate On Tyranny. On Tyranny.Alessandra Fussi - 2011 - Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 66 (2):231-247.
     
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