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Massimiliano Tomba: Insurgent Universality
November 6, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The ARC Research Praxis Seminar Series Presents
Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:00pm – 6:00pm
ARC Conference Room
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Senior Researcher in Political Philosophy in the Department of Political and Juridical Sciences and International Studies, University of Padova, Italy
Massimiliano Tomba’s research focuses mainly on modern German philosophy, critical theory and globalization. He is co-organizer of an initiative titled ‘Next Generation Global Studies (NGGS)’ which aims at reconsidering predominant schemes of interpretation of global societies in order to overcome prevailing Eurocentric perspectives of political space and time. His work has involved theorists such as Kant, Hegel and post-Hegelian thought, Marx, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor Adorno. Among his publications are Krise und Kritik bei Bruno Bauer. Kategorien des Politischen im nachhegelschen Denken, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, 2005; La vera politica. Kant e Benjamin: la possibilità della giustizia, Macerata, Quodlibet, 2006; Marx’s Temporalities, Leiden, Brill, 2013. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pisa in 2000.