Arruzza, Cinzia

Cinzia Arruzza

Cinzia  Arruzza


Ph.D. 2005 University of Rome Tor Vergata

Assistant Professor of Philosophy. PhD 2005, University of Rome Tor Vergata

Cinzia Arruzza is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research. She received her Ph.D. in Rome from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” and subsequently studied at the universities of Fribourg (Switzerland) and Bonn (Germany)
Recent Publications:
Currently working on two research projects: 1) The relationship between politics and philosophy in twentieth century interpretations of Plato’s political thought; 2) Women’s oppression and social reproduction in Marx’s critique of political economy.

Recent Publications (Books):
Les Mésaventures de la théodicée. Plotin, Origène et Grégoire de Nysse: forthcoming from Brepols, “Nutrix” Series, September 2011.
Le relazioni pericolose. Matrimoni e divorzi tra Marxismo e Femminismo, Edizioni Alegre, Roma 2010 (translated into Spanish and Portuguese; forthcoming translations into English, French and German)
(ed.), Pensare con Marx, ripensare Marx. Teorie per il nostro tempo, Edizioni Alegre, Roma 2008.
(ed.), “Cosa vogliamo? Vogliamo tutto”. Il Sessantotto quarant’anni dopo, Edizioni Alegre, Roma 2008.

Recent Publications (Articles):
‘The Private and the Common in Plato’s Republic’, History of Political Thought, Volume 32, Number 2, 2011 , pp. 215-233

‘Passive Potentiality in the Physical realm: Plotinus’ Critique of Aristotle in Enneads II 5 [25]’, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, 1 (2011), pp. 24-57.
‘Le temps du retour. Temporalité et apocatastase dans le Peri Archôn d’Origène’, in Acta Universitatis Palackianae Olomucensis, Theologica Olomucensia, Volume 10 (2010), pp. 69-78.
‘Vers une union ‘queer’ de marxisme et féminisme?’, in Contretemps, 6 (2010), pp. 89-100.
‘Le refus du bonheur. Négligence et chute dans la pensée d’Origène’, in Revue de Théologie et de Philosophie, 141 (2009), pp. 261-272.
Co-author with Felice Mometti, ‘Le berlusconisme et la transition autoritaire’, in Contretemps, 4 (2009), pp. 91-99.
Co-author with Antonio Montefusco, ‘Come perdere l’aureola. Vademecum per la ricerca precaria’, in L’onda anomala. Alla ricerca dell’autopolitica, Edizioni Alegre, Roma 2008.
‘La matière immatérielle chez Grégoire de Nysse’, Freiburger Zeitschrift für Philosophie und Theologie, Band 54 (2007), pp. 215-223.
‘Ordo e mediazione gerarchica nelle Expositiones in ierarchiam coelestem di Giovanni Scoto Eriugena’, in Studi medievali, IIIa S., XLIV- II (2003), pp.117-145
Office Location:

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Research Interests:
Ancient Metaphysics and political thought, Neoplatonism, Gender and social reproduction
Awards and Honors:
Doctoral Fellowship, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 2001-2004
Research Fellowship, University of Fribourg (CH), 2005-2006
Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Bonn (2009-2010).

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