Chiara Ricciardone

Dissertation Title

Disease and Difference in Three Platonic Dialogues

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Research Interests

Greek philosophy, Continental philosophy, theories of selfhood


Ricciardone’s work is motivated by the question of how humans individually and collectively navigate difference. When does difference inspire wonder, and when does it engender fear, discomfort and disease? Her dissertation focuses on how Plato’s language of disease and health poses the philosophical question of difference and identity.