Giuseppe Girgenti teaches at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Vita-Salute University, Milan, since it was founded in 2002. His studies have focused on the relationship between Greek philosophy and Christianity, and in particular the influence that Platonism exerted on the Fathers of the Church. To this end, he applied two categories created by Gadamer’s hermeneutics : the “history of effects” ( Wirkungsgeschichte ) and the “fusion of horizons” (Horizontverschmelzung ). In this respect, he dedicated his last word about relations between Athens and Jerusalem.


Giustino Martire, il primo cristiano platonico, Vita e Pensiero, Milano 1995;

Il Pensiero forte di Porfirio, Vita e Pensiero, Milano 1996;

Introduzione a PorfirioLaterza, Roma-Bari 1997;

La nuova interpretazione di Platone,

G. Girgenti (cur.), Rusconi, Milano 1998;

G. Girgenti (cur.) Platone tra oralità e scrittura, Bompiani, Milano 2001;

Atene e Gerusalemme. Una fusione di orizzontiIl Prato, Padova 2011;

Il bue squartato e altri macelli. La dolce filosofia, book-interview with Sossio Giametta, Mursia, Milano 2012;

Il ginnasio e il giardino Mursia, Milano 2014.



Athens and Jerusalem (IT)