This book collects together leading names in Italian critical thought to examine the significant contributions that they are giving to contemporary political debates. The first part of the book draws a possible genealogy of the so-called ‘Italian Theory’, questioning the possibility of grouping together many authors, and political and theoretical approaches which are often reciprocally in conflict. The second part of the book presents certain categories that have become characteristic of Italian Thought for their original interpretation and use by some of the authors recognized as part of the Italian Theory tradition, from biopolitics and political theology to crisis and immanence.
Dario Gentili is Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy, in Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts, University of Roma Tre.
Elettra Stimilli is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Sapienza University of Roma.
Glenda Garelli is Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Leeds.