FUC 017: Alberto Toscano - Abolition Philosophy

Start: Thursday, October 29, 202012:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

End: Thursday, October 29, 2020 1:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

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Alberto Toscano, Reader in Critical Theory and Co-director of the Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought at Goldsmiths, University of London, joins us for FUC 017.

He is the author of three monographs: The Theatre of Production: Philosophy and Individuation Between Kant and Deleuze (2006), Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea (2010), and (with Jeff Kinkle) Cartographies of the Absolute (2015). He edited The Italian Difference: Between Nihilism and Biopolitics with Lorenzo Chiesa, and has translated several works by Alain Badiou, as well as Antonio Negri, Furio Jesi and Franco Fortini.

Alberto is currently working on two book projects, the first on tragedy as a political form, the second on philosophy, capitalism and ‘real abstraction.’ He is also preparing two multi-volume edited collections, The SAGE Handbook of Marxism (with Bev Skeggs and Sara Farris) and Alain Badiou: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers (with Ray Brassier).

He has sat on the editorial board of the journal Historical Materialism, and is series editor of The Italian List for Seagull Books.

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