Franco Trivigno

Professor - Philosophy
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Academic interests and Background

My main research interests are in Plato and in neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics. I am engaged in two general research projects: the first concerns the philosophical significance of Plato's dramatic portrayal of virtue and the other, the relationship between virtue and the psychology of violence. I am currently working on a manuscript on Plato, entitled, Plato, Tragedy and Comedy: The Role of Drama in the Pursuit of Virtue. In addition, I am putting together a co-edited volume (with Pierre Destrée) on Laughter and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy, and I am in the planning stages for a book, tentatively entitled, Aristotelian Virtue and the Psychology of Violence.

As an undergraduate, I studied Philosophy at Vassar College, and I did my graduate work at Boston University, where I completed the Dual Degree program in Philosophy and Classical Studies.  Before coming to the University of Oslo, I was Associate Professor at Marquette University.

My most recent CV and articles can be found here: https://uio.academia.edu/FrancoTrivigno

Courses taught

Tags: Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Ethics

Publications

Books

The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness, co-edited with Nancy Snow, Routledge, 2014.

Laughter and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy, co-edited with Pierre Destrée, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

Articles

"Plato on Laughter and Moral Harm," in Laughter and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy, eds. Pierre Destrée and Franco Trivigno, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Plato” in The Oxford Handbook of Virtue, ed. N. Snow, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

"The Goodness of Death in Oedipus at Colonus" in Oedipus in Sophocles, ed. Paul Woodruff, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Was Phthonos a Comedic Emotion for Aristotle? On the Pleasure and Moral Psychology of Laughter” in The Poetics in its Aristotelian Context, eds. Malcolm Heath, Dana Munteanu and Pierre Destrée, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

“Diagnosing the Speech of Eryximachus in Plato’s Symposium” in Plato’s Symposium: A Critical Guide, eds. P. Destrée and Z. Giannopoulou, Cambridge University Press, 2017: 48-69.

“The Moral and the Literary Character of Hippias in the Hippias Major,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 50 (2016): 31-65.

“Empathic Concern and the Pursuit of Virtue” in The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness, eds. Nancy Snow and Franco Trivigno, Routledge, 2014: 113-32.

“Childish Nonsense? The Value of Interpretation in Plato’s Protagoras,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 51 (2013): 509-43.

“Guns and Virtue: The Virtue Ethical Case against Gun Carrying,” Public Affairs Quarterly, 27 (2013): 289-310.

“A Virtue Ethical Case for Pacifism” in Virtues in Action: New Essays in Applied Virtue Ethics, ed. Michael Austin, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013: 86-101.

“Etymology and the Power of Names in Plato’s Cratylus,” Ancient Philosophy, 32 (2012): 35-75.

Technê, Inspiration and Comedy in Plato’s Ion,” Apeiron, 45 (2012): 283-313.

“Is Good Tragedy Possible? The Argument of Gorgias 502b-503b,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 41 (2011): 115-38.

“Philosophy and the Ordinary: On the Setting of Plato’s Lysis,” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, 51 (2011): 61-85.

“Paratragedy in Plato’s Gorgias,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 36 (2009): 73-105.

“The Rhetoric of Parody in Plato’s Menexenus,” Philosophy and Rhetoric, 42 (2009): 29-58.

“Putting Unity in Its Place: Organic Unity in Plato’s Phaedrus,” Literature and Aesthetics 19, special issue on “Plato’s Music,” ed. E. Benitez, 2009: 153-82.

“Plato’s Republic,” in Classical Literature and its Times. (World Literature and Its Times Vol. 8.)  Ed. J. Moss. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006: 373-385.

  • Trivigno, Franco (2018). Plato, In Nancy Snow (ed.),  The Oxford Handbook of Virtue.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780199385195.  4.  s 85 - 103
  • Trivigno, Franco (2017). A Doctor’s Folly: Diagnosing the Speech of Eryximachus, In Pierre Destrée & Zina Giannopoulou (ed.),  Plato's Symposium: A Critical Guide.  Cambridge University Press.  ISBN 9781107110052.  3.  s 48 - 69
  • Trivigno, Franco (2016). The Moral and Literary Character of Hippias in Plato's Hippias Major. Oxford studies in ancient philosophy.  ISSN 0265-7651.  50, s 31- 65
  • Trivigno, Franco (2014). Empathic Concern and the Pursuit of Virtue, In Franco Trivigno & Nancy Snow (ed.),  The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-65614-6.  Chapter 6.  s 113 - 132
  • Trivigno, Franco (2013). A Virtue Ethical Case for Pacifism, In Michael Austin (ed.),  Virtues in Action: New Essays in Applied Virtue Ethics.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-28029-9.  6.  s 86 - 101
  • Trivigno, Franco (2013). Childish Nonsense? The Value of Interpretation in Plato’s Protagoras. Journal of the history of philosophy.  ISSN 0022-5053.  51, s 509- 543
  • Trivigno, Franco (2013). Guns and Virtue: The Virtue Ethical Case against Gun Carrying. Public Affairs Quarterly.  ISSN 0887-0373.  27, s 289- 310
  • Trivigno, Franco (2012). Etymology and the Power of Names in Plato’s Cratylus. Ancient Philosophy.  ISSN 0740-2007.  32, s 35- 75
  • Trivigno, Franco (2012). Technê, Inspiration and Comedy in Plato’s Ion. APEIRON: a journal for ancient philosophy and science.  ISSN 0003-6390.  45, s 283- 313
  • Trivigno, Franco (2011). Is Good Tragedy Possible? The Argument of Gorgias 502b-503b. Oxford studies in ancient philosophy.  ISSN 0265-7651.
  • Trivigno, Franco (2011). Philosophy and the Ordinary: On the Setting of Plato’s Lysis. Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies.  ISSN 0017-3916.  51, s 61- 85
  • Trivigno, Franco (2009). Paratragedy in Plato’s Gorgias. Oxford studies in ancient philosophy.  ISSN 0265-7651.  36, s 73- 105
  • Trivigno, Franco (2009). Putting Unity in Its Place: Organic Unity in Plato’s Phaedrus. Literature and Aesthetics.  ISSN 1036-9368.  19, s 153- 182
  • Trivigno, Franco (2009). The Rhetoric of Parody in Plato’s Menexenus. Philosophy and Rhetoric.  ISSN 0031-8213.  42, s 29- 58

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  • Trivigno, Franco & Snow, Nancy (ed.) (2014). The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness. Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-65614-6.  314 s.

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  • Trivigno, Franco & Snow, Nancy (2014). Introduction, In Franco Trivigno & Nancy Snow (ed.),  The Philosophy and Psychology of Character and Happiness.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-65614-6.  Introduction.  s 1 - 12
  • Trivigno, Franco (2013). Review of Plato’s Counterfeit Sophists by Håkan Tell. Journal of Hellenic Studies.  ISSN 0075-4269.  133, s 287- 288
  • Trivigno, Franco (2011). Review of Reason’s Dark Champions: Constructive Strategies of Sophistic Argument by C. W. Tindale. Classical Review.  ISSN 0009-840X.  61, s 415- 417
  • Trivigno, Franco (2009). Review of Socratic Virtue by Naomi Reshotko. The ancient history bulletin.  ISSN 0835-3638.  23, s 197- 199
  • Trivigno, Franco (2007). Review of Plato’s Introduction of Forms by R. M. Dancy. Review of Metaphysics.  ISSN 0034-6632.  61, s 127- 129

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