Grown up in Italy, Giulia Bonasio completed her MA in philosophy at the University of Padova with a dissertation on aesthetics (Philosophia ancilla artis. Cognition and emotion in the aesthetic concepts between analytic and continental philosophy). She spent her last year of Master at the University of California Los Angeles as an exchange student from the University of Padova and she got interested in Kant’s philosophy and in contemporary aesthetic theory.
When she started her BA, she was accepted at the Galilean School of Higher Education (Padova, IT) and she developed an interdisciplinary approach to philosophy, continuing studying classics and history during the BA and MA degree. In this period, she wrote a dissertation on the multiple senses of being in Aristotle’s Metaphysics and she collaborated with Herman Heidegger, studying some unpublished notes left by Martin Heidegger on his copy of Brentano’s Von der Mannigfachen Bedeutung des Seienden nach Aristoteles.
Her research interests spread from ancient philosophy to aesthetics: she is interested in the theory of emotions and especially on the role of the emotions in the Greek tragedy of the 5th century BC. She hopes to work on tragedy as a peculiar Greek experience, analyzing the archaeological and historical evidence and the cultural influences that characterize the Greek world. As a Ph.D. student in CLST, she aims at approaching new fields not yet sufficiently explored during her education, such as archaeology and Greek art history. She hopes also to take part in the archaeological project at Villa San Marco in Stabiae.
Before coming to Columbia she studied for a year as a Ph.D. student at Sorbonne Université (Paris IV) working on a research project on the concept of pleasure in Aristotle’s Poetics and on the theory of emotions in Ancient Greece. Email Giulia Bonasio.