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Silvia Fazzo

via Paolo Sarpi 9
20154 Milano Italia
s.fazzo@tiscali.it
A Faculty Member of Università del Piemonte Orientale (ASN 1st rank in History of Philosophy, PhD in Philosophy and in Classical Philology) Silvia Fazzo is a philosopher and a classicist with a unique and idiosyncratic range of skills. While dealing with ancient philosophy and with its reception in the Middle-East and in the Western world, she’s strongly specializes in philology of Greek philosophical texts. Her way of approaching texts and problems proved ground breaking in all of these fields, and especially on the text of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, whose stemma codicum she has now drawn anew in a first sketch: while conceiving a proper way of reconstructing of the π archetype of the oldest extant surviving manuscripts, she deals with the Aristotelian concepts of being and substance as a key for further developments in all areas of theoretical science.
She is the only living scholar who has critically edited, translated, and commented upon, an entire book of Aristotle's Metaphysics entirely by herself (hence her 2012 and 2014 volumes on Metaphysics Lambda published by the Italian CNR series for Ancient Philosophy). Thereafter she never ceased going forth with the remaining thirteen books, while reconstructing anew the history of their text and of its ‘emergence’, as she recently labelled the entire process of constitution of Aristotle’s Metaphysics as a recognizable whole.

Her Italian supervisors were Mario Vegetti and Enrico Berti. Teachers abroad have been Heinz Wismann, André Laks, Michel Crubellier were, respectively, the colleague and the pupils of Jean Bollack, a pupil of Chantraine and von der Mühll, in turn a pupil of von Wilamowitz Moellendorf.
She is cooperating since 1998 with Carlo Maria Mazzucchi (Greek paleography and classical philology), disciple of Giuseppe Billanovich (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan). Sharing her skills, thoughts and experience is a crucial part of her mission.

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