Dr. Robert Valgenti


Articles and Book Chapters:


Translations:
  • Gianni Vatimo, Of Reality. New York: Columbia University Press (forthcoming).
  • Luigi Pareyson, Truth and Interpretation, with critical introduction. Albany, NY SUNY Press, 2013.
  • Gianni Vattimo, “The Political Outcome of Hermeneutics: To Politics Through Art and Religion” in Consequences of Hermeneutics, eds. Jeff Malpas and Santiago Zabala (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2010).
  • Gaetano Chiurazzi, “The Condition of Hermeneutics: The Implicative Structure of Understanding” in Consequences of Hermeneutics, eds. Jeff Malpas and Santiago Zabala (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2010).
  • Antonio Negri, "Sovereignty: That Divine Ministry of the Affairs of Earthly Life" in Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory, 9, 1, Winter 2008, in collaboration with Gabriele Fadini.
  • Gianni Vattimo, "Introduction: 'Surtout Pas De Zèle'" in Common Knowledge, vol. 13, Issues 2-3, 2007.
  • Weakening Philosophy: Festschrift in Honor of Professor Gianni Vattimo, Edited by Santiago Zabala. McGill Queen's University Press, 2007. Translator of the following essays:
    • Giacomo Marramao, "Which Ontology After Metaphysics? Conversations with Gianni Vattimo and Richard Rorty," 77-86.
    • Pier Aldo Rovatii, "Weak Thought 2004: A Tribute to Gianni Vattimo," 131-145.
    • Paolo Flores D'Arcais, "Gianni Vattimo; or rather, Hermeneutics as the Primacy of Politics," 250-269.
    • Carmello Dotolo, "The Hermeneutics of Christianity and Philosophical Responsibility," 348-368.
    • Gianni Vattimo, "Conclusion: Metaphysics and Violence," 400-421.
  • Donatella Di Cesare,"Stars and Constellations Between Gadamer and Derrida." Research in Phenomenology 34.
  • Donatella Di Cesare, “Re-interpreting Hermeneutics: U-topias from the Continent,” in Philosophy Today, 49:4, Winter 2005.

Reviews:


Invited Lectures:

  • “Food, Philosophy, Emancipation.” Presented at the University of Girona, Spain (May 10, 2013).
  • “On the Gastronomic Event: Time, Place and Sensation.” Department of Philosophy, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (May 7, 2013).
  • “Cooking as Interpretation.” Presented at “Convergence Pollenzo: Food, Philosophy and Art.” University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo, Italy (April 4, 2013).
  • “Food Art, and Dissensus: How to Begin Ethics with Aesthetics.” Presented in the Department of Philosophy Lecture Series, The University of Scranton, Scranton, PA (November 31, 2012).
  • “The Art of Eating: From Aesthetics to Ethics.” Presented at Feast/Famine Colloquium. Food Studies Graduate Program, New York University (October 26, 2012).
  • “Go Bleep Yourself! Why Censorship is Funny.” Presented at “Why So Serious? A Conference on Philosophy and Comedy.” DePaul University, Chicago, IL. (September 22, 2012).
  • “What is Orientation in Eating? Food-Being and Eating-Being.” Presented at Feast/Famine Colloquium. Food Studies Graduate Program, New York University (February 17, 2012).
  • “In the Moment’s Opening: Ugo Perone’s Timely Biopolitics.” Presented as part of the invited panel discussion, “Encountering Italian Philosophy: The Thought of Ugo Perone,” at the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, London, ON (October 17, 2009).
  • “La Deduzione Ermeneutica." Invited speaker, Università di Torino, Italy (June 14, 2007).
  • "Hermeneutic Deduction." Invited speaker, Duquesne University Department of Philosophy (April 13, 2007).
  • “Pensieri Deboli: The Philosophical Legacies of Torino.” Invited speaker for Oakton Community College “Cultures Week”, DesPlaines, IL (March 8, 2005).

Presentations:


  • “Recipes for Reading and Cooking: On the Absent Sense of Veils.” Presented at the International Philosophical Seminar XXII, Ortisei, Italy (Jul1 1, 2013).
  • “Terroir and the Terror of Soil Addiction: American Terroir.” Presented at “Global Gateways and Local Connections: Cities, Agriculture, and the Future of Food Systems”-- Joint meeting of ASFS and AFHVS with SAFN. The New School/NYU Steinhardt, New York (June 23, 2012).
  • “Terroir and the Terror of Soil Addiction.” Presented at “Food Conference Perugia.” Umbra Institute, Perugia, Italy (June 8, 2012).
  • "Alienation, Appropriation and Eating Sustainably." Presented at "Agriculture Under the Big Sky" - Joint Meeting of ASFS and AFHVS with SAFN. University of Montana (June 10, 2011).
  • "What is Orientation Eating?" Presented at the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL). Tainan, Taiwan (May 24, 2011).
  • "Hermeneutics, Science, and Reality." A Response to Gaetano Chiurazzi's "Truth is More than Reality." Presented at the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics (NASPH) annual meeting. Seattle University (September 18, 2010).
  • “The Art of Consumption: Jacques Rancière on the Possibility of a Gastro-Aesthetic Education.” International Philosophical Seminar XIX, Kastelruth, Italy (July 5, 2010).
  • “Biopolitics and the False Debate over Genetically Modified Organisms.” Presented at “Food in Bloom: Cross Pollination and Cultivation of Food Systems, Cultures and Methods.” Joint meeting of ASFS and AFHVS with SAFN. University of Indiana (June 4, 2010).
  • “Consumer as Homo Sacer: Exile in the Marketplace.” International Philosophical Seminar XVIII, Kastelruth, Italy (July 2, 2009).
  • “Sovereignty and the Bio-Politics of Eating.” Presented at the Appignani Bioethics Center Conference, “Food, Famine and Future Technologies: Ethical Dilemmas in a Hungry World.” The United Nations, New York, NY (May 22, 2009).
  • “The Forgotten Lineage of Hermeneutics: Critique, Deduction, and Principle Formation.” Presented at the North American Society for Philosophical Hermeneutics (NASPH) annual meeting. Chicago, IL (September 26, 2008).
  • "Luigi Pareyson and the Vindication of Truth." Presented at the Lebanon Valley College Faculty Research Colloquium, (February 6, 2008).
  • "Towards a Hermeneutics of Disjunction: Part II." Presented at the Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy, Hamilton, ON (October 6, 2007).
  • “Pushing through the Paradox: On the Hermeneutics of Origins.” International Philosophical Seminar XVII, Kastelruth, Italy (July 3, 2007).
  • "Putting the 'or' back into the World Politics: Towards a Hermeneutics of Disjunction."
    International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Nicosia, Cyprus (June 6, 2007).
  • "Towards Interpretation: The Leap from Dialectic to Phronesis in Heidegger's Early Work."
    A Response to Anna Pia Ruoppo's "From Hegel to Aristotle: Horizon and Limits of the Practical Dimension of Martin Heidegger's Thought." 41st North American Heidegger Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, IL (May 5, 2007).

  • “How Not To Lie About History: Kantian Critique between Scylla, Charybdis and Derrida.” Symposium on “Justice, Law and Freedom: Between Derrida and Kant” at the International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL) in Freiburg, Germany (June 9, 2006).
  • "Hermeneutics between dogmatism and skepticism: Vattimo as a student of Pareyson,"
    Close Encounter with Gianni Vattimo and the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, Helsinki, Finland (June 5, 2005).
  • "Public Identities, Kantian Ideals and the Critique of Systemic Hegemony."
    Radical Philosophy Association National Conference, Washington D.C. (Nov. 5, 2004).
  • “Utopias of Common Sense.” Re-Interpreting the Continent: Contemporary Italian Philosophy in America. DePaul University, Chicago, IL (Oct. 1, 2004).
  • "Kant and the He-Goat: The Truth of Transcendental Logic."
    Manfred Frings Graduate Student Colloquium, DePaul University, Chicago, IL (February 20, 2004).
  • "Levinas and Pareyson as Interpreters of the Other."
    University of Chicago Graduate Student Ethics Conference, Chicago IL (April 4-5, 2003).
  • "Sound and Fury, Signifying No-thing: Reading Ricoeur's Ethics through King Lear."
    A response for Pr. David Pellauer's Faculty Research Seminar, DePaul University (May 2002).
  • "In Dialogue with Myth: Gilgamesh and the Nihilistic Vocation." DePaul University Graduate Student Colloquium, Chicago, IL (May 2000).
Media:

  • A Gastronomic Event.” Interview for radio broadcast of Taste Matters on the Heritage Radio Network. (March 13, 2013).
  • Where Does Our Food Come From?” interview segment on WITF’s Smart Talk TV.  (April 5, 2012).
  • “An Evening with Gianni Vattimo: A conversation on democracy, religion, and nihilism.” Public interview conducted for the Lebanon Valley College Colloquium, “Democracy and its Discontents” (April 25, 2007).