The New School for Social Research


  • Chiara Bottici

    Associate Professor of Philosophy

    Office Location:

    Albert and Vera List Academic Center


    Chiara Bottici obtained her PhD from the European University Institute (Florence, Italy) and taught at the University of Frankfurt before joining the New School for Social Research. She has written on myth, imagination, ancient and early modern philosophy, the Frankfurt School, psychoanalysis, contemporary social and political philosophy

    Degrees Held:

    PhD 2004, European University Institute

    Recent Publications:

    BOOKS (selection)

    ARTICLES (selection)
    • “Rethinking the biopolitical turn: from the thanatopolitical to the geneapolitical paradigm.” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, vol. 35, n.1, pp. 175-197 (2015).
    • “Democracy and the Spectacle: On Rousseau’s Homeopathic Strategy.” Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 41 (3), pp.235-248 (2015).
    • "Another Enlightenment: Spinoza on Myth and Imagination.” Constellations, vol. 19:4, pp. 1-19 (2012).
    • “Philosophies of Political Myth. A Comparative Look Backward: Cassirer, Sorel and Spinoza.” European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 365-382 (2009).
    • “Mythos and Logos: A Genealogical Approach." Epoché, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1-24 (2008).
    • “Rethinking Political Myth. The Clash of Civilisations as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy,” co-authored with Benoit Challand. European Journal of Social Theory, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 315-336 (2006).
    • “The Domestic Analogy and the Kantian Project of Perpetual Peace.Journal of Political Philosophy, vol.11, n.4, pp. 392-410 (Dec. 2003).


    Research Interests:

    Modern philosophy, social and political philosophy, contemporary  Italian, German and French philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy and literature.