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  • Chiara Bottici

    Associate Professor of Philosophy and Co-Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies

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    botticic@newschool.edu

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    Chiara Bottici

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    **On leave Fall 2021**

    For me, history of philosophy and a critical theory of society are two sides of the same coin: our interest for the past always reflects the standpoint of the present, but one cannot understand the present without navigating our past. I see philosophy as a critical tool in a constant dialogue with other disciplines, as well as an endeavour entangled with other practices for sense making such as literature and psycoanalysis. I have written on critical theory, the history of European philosophy (particularly early modern), capitalism, feminism, racism, post- and decolonial studies, and aesthetics.

    For a general discussion of my philosophical work in the decades 2000-2020, see the volume Debating Imaginal Politics: Dialogues With Chiara Bottici.


    Degrees Held

    1999, Laurea di dottore in filosofia, University of Florence. Dissertation  title: "The Analogy between Men and States"

    2004, PhD in Social And Political Science, European University Institute. Dissertation title: "A Philosophy of Political Myth"


    Recent Publications

    Books

    Edited Volumes

    Articles (selection)

    • “Europe after Eurocentrism?”, with Benoit Challand, in Crisis and Critique, vol. 6, issue 1, (2020), pp. 57-87
       
    • “Imagination, Imaginary, Imaginal: Towards a New Social Ontology?” in Social Epistemology, 33:5, (2019) 433-441
       
    • Anarchafeminism: Towards An Ontology of the Transindividual" Pubic Seminar, March 7 (2018)
      • Italian translation “Anarcofemminismo” in Progressive Politics, edited by Enrico Biale and Carlo Fumagalli, Fondazione Feltrinelli, Milano, pp. 32-50
      • Spanish translation: “Anarcafeminismo” Reporte Sexto Piso, September 12 (2018).
         
    • “Who is afraid of The Myth of the State? Remarks on Cassirer’s Forgotten Manuscript” Social Imaginaries, 3.2 (2017) 213-227
      • German translation: 'Wer hat Angst vor Cassirers "The Myth of the State",' Mythos und Tabula rasa. Absoluter Anfang und totale Auslöschung als Denkform, ed. Yves Bizeul and Stephanie Wodianka (Munich: Bielefeld, 2017), 59-76.
         
    • “Bodies in plural: Towards an Anarchafeminist Manifesto.” Thesis Eleven, Vol 142, 2017, pp.99-111
      • Spanish translation: „Cuerpos en plural: hacia un manifiesto anarca-feminista”, in FEMERIS: Revista Multidisciplinar de Estudios de Género, no. 3 (2019): 224-245,
      • French translation: "Anarcha-féminisme et l'ontologie du transinidividuel," La Deleuziana, no. 8, (2018): 88-104.
         
    • “From imagination to the imaginal: Politics, spectacle and post-Fordist capitalism.” Social Imaginaries 3.1: 61-81 (2017)
       
    • “Rethinking the biopolitical turn: from the thanatopolitical to the geneapolitical paradigm.” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 35(1):175-197 (2015)
      • Portuguese translation in: Razão política e acontecimentot (Political reason and the event), ed. by A. Montoia, and N. Avelino (Contrassegnos: Sao Paulo, 2017)
      • Spanish translation: Dorsal. Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos. N. 8, 2020, pp. 323-348
         
    • “Democracy and the spectacle: On Rousseau’s homeopathic strategy.” Philosophy and Social Criticism 41(3):235-248 (2015)
       
    • “Another Enlightenment: Spinoza on myth and imagination.” Constellations 19 (4):1-19 (2012)
      • Italian translation: “Oltre la dialettica dell’illuminismo: Spinoza su mito ed immaginazione.” In Ordo et Connexio. Spinoza e le scienze sociali, ed. N. Marcucci (Ghibli: Collana Spinoziana, pp. 109-139 (2012)
      • Expanded and revised Italian translation: “Un altro Illuminismo: Immaginazione e mito in Spinoza.” Etica e politica. Rivista di filosofia. online
      • Spanish translation: “Más allá dialéctica de la llustración: Spinoza, sobre el mito y la imaginación.” Signos filosóficos XII:137-172 (2012)
         
    • “Imaginal politics.” Thesis Eleven 106:56-72 (2011)
      • German translation: “Imaginal Politik.” kultuRRevolution - Zeitschrift für angewandte Diskurstheorie 71: issue 2 (2016)
      • Spanish translation: “De la política de la imaginación a la política imaginal in Revista temas y debates: revista universitaria de ciencias sociales, edited by Gastón Souroujon y Hernán Fair (2018), n. 36, pp. 21-39
         
    • “Frankfurt School.” In The Encyclopedia of Political Science, ed. G.T. Kurian, vol. 2, pp. 614-616 (Washington, DC: CQ Press [Sage], 2011)
       
    • “Imagining human rights: Utopia or ideology?” Law and Critique 21(2):111-130 (2010)
       
    • “The politics of imagination and the public role of religion.” Philosophy and Social Criticism 35(8):985-1005 (2009)
      • Italian translation: “La politica dell’immaginazione ed il nuovo ruolo pubblico della religione.” Iride 55:617-640 (2009)
         
    • “Philosophies of political myth. A comparative look backward: Cassirer, Sorel and Spinoza.” European Journal of Political Theory 8(3):365-382 (2009)
       
    • “Rethinking political myth. The clash of civilisations as a self-fulfilling prophecy,” co-authored with Benoit Challand. European Journal of Social Theory 9(4):315-336 (2006)
       
    • “The domestic analogy and the Kantian project of perpetual peace.” Journal of Political Philosophy 11(4):392-410 (2003)
      • German translation: “Kant und das Problem der domestic analogy.” In Globale Gerechtigkeit, ed. J.C. Merle (Stuttgart: Frommann-Holzboog), pp. 475-487 (2005)

    Opinion pieces / newspapers (selection)

    Short Stories/Anthologies/ Opera librettos

    • " An Ongoing Libretto" for The Art Of Change Opera, and experimental and multimedia opera by Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Commissioned by COPA (The New School) on occasion of the The New School Centennial.
    • Stabat Matter Tryptic”, in Fence. Literary Magazine (Fall 2020)
    • L’eslcuso”, in L’immaginazione, n. 313, Sep. Oct 2019, pp. 8-11.
      • English translation: The Excluded, in Rendering Unconscious, edited by Vanessa Sinclair, Stockholm, Sweden, Trapart Books, 2019, pp. 359-364
      • Revised English translation: “In Nomine Patris, in The Cabinet of Imaginary Laws, edited by Peter Goodrich andThanos Zartaloudis (in English)
    • “La lingua della signora P,” in Il Caffe Illustrato, n. 68-69 (2013)


    Research Interests

    Modern philosophy, social and political philosophy, feminism, LGBTQI+ issues, capitalism studies, critical race theory, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, philosophy and literature.


    Current Courses

    Gender and its Discontents

    Gender and its Discontents

    Independent Study

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2021)

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