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, Frankfurt School, psychoanalysis, contemporary social and political philosophy

    Degrees Held:

    PhD 2004, European University Institute

    Recent Publications:

    • “Democracy and the Spectacle: On Rousseau’s Homeopathic Strategy”, In Philosophy and Social Criticism, forthcoming.
    • Imaginal Politics  (Columbia University Press, 2014)
    • Imagining Europe: Myth, Memory, and Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2013, co-authored with Benoit Challand)
    • The Politics of Imagination (Routledge, Birkbeck Law Press 2011, co-edited with Benoit Challand)
    • The Myth of the Clash of Civilizations (Routledge, 2010, co-authored with Benoit Challand)
    • A Philosophy of Political Myth (Cambridge University Press 2007, paperback 2010)
    • Uomini e stati. Percorsi di un'analogia (ETS, 2004, English trans."Men and States" Palgrave 2009)


    Research Interests:

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