“πάντες ἄνθρωποι τοῦ εἰδέναι ὀρέγονται φύσει.”
“Que vaudrait l’acharnement du savoir s’il ne devait assurer que l’acquisition des connaissances, et non pas, d’une certaine façon et autant que faire se peut, l’égarement de celui qui connaît? Il y a des moments dans la vie oú la question de savoir si on peut penser autrement qu’on ne pense et percevoir autrement qu’on ne voit est indispensable pour continuer à regarder ou à réfléchir.”
The field of my research interests is very broad and encompasses the history and actuality of continental philosophical and political thought. I have written and lectured especially on ancient and modern political thought and theory, and on such authors as Hannah Arendt, Leo Strauss, Max Weber, Carl Schmitt, Walter Benjamin and Giorgio Agamben. I have also specialized in thought of Michel Foucault and I wrote my doctoral dissertation on historical structure and limits of Foucault’s own system of thought.
I have keen interest towards different occidental systems of thought whether scientific, economic, artistic or religious. However, as political scientist, I have tried to search the connections of these thought-systems to the historical forms of politics, governance and practice of power. Indeed, one of my main interests is to search how politics and political had been conceptualized and political thought-patterns historically structured in western political experience and what has been they role in the different practices of power directing the conduct of men. I have designated this general research question as the problem of political anthropology.
Even though methodologically interested in the different historical conceptualizations, metaphors and thought-patters, my broader interest is however to relate philosophical questions to the historical and social research. Here I have tried to develop an approach named critical political anthropology, which would differ both from the political philosophy practiced as normative moral philosophy and also from political science practiced in the form of unreflective empirical studies.
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