Lorenzo Chiesa


Lorenzo Chiesa (given birth to 25 Apr 1976) is normally a philosopher, critical theorist, and translator whose analysis targets the intersection between ontology, psychoanalysis, and politics theory. He is most widely known for his monographs on Jacques Lacan, published by MIT Press, and translations of the task of Giorgio Agamben, published by Stanford School Press. He in addition has written broadly on modern French and Italian school of thought, biopolitics, and Marxism. Since 2014 Chiesa continues to be Visiting Teacher in the socio-political school of thought MA programme from the Euro School at Saint Petersburg with the Freud’s Desire Museum from the East Western Institute of Psychoanalysis. He acts as Director from the Genoa College of Humanities. Previously, he trained at the University or college of Kent (2006-2014), where he was Teacher of Modern Western Idea and founded and aimed the Center for Critical Idea. He also kept visiting positions in the University or college of New Mexico, the Institute of Beliefs of Ljubljana, Italian Institute of Human being Sciences (Amount) Naples, and Jnanapravaha Mumbai. Chiesa’s Subjectivity and Otherness (2007), which targets Lacan’s theory of the topic, has been referred to as environment “a new standard of conceptual rigour inside the realm of introductory text messages on Lacanian believed”. His treatment of the implications of psychoanalysis for materialism and atheism in The Not-Two (2016) is definitely extensively talked about by Slavoj Žižek in Disparities. Relating to Roberto Esposito, Chiesa is definitely “one from the uncommon philosophers with the capacity of producing Lacan’s psychoanalytic equipment interact with the many dialects of continental believed”. He in addition has been known as “the innovator of a fresh era of ‘youthful Lacanians’, for whom Lacan is definitely primarily a text message that should be go through”. Chiesa argues that “psychoanalysis isn’t intrinsically politics” although it is required to “criticise traditional ontology, think fresh ways that to strategy the query of ontology, and, from that standpoint, believe progressive politics”.

Selected bibliography

Authored books and edited volumes The Not-Two. Reasoning and God in Lacan (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016) The Virtual Stage of Independence. Essays on Politics, Looks, and Religious beliefs (Evanston IL: Northwestern School Press, 2016) Biopolitical Theory and Beyond: Genealogy, Psychoanalysis, Biology, particular problem of Paragraph, Quantity 39, Concern 1 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh School Press, 2016) [edited with Bostjan Nedoh and Marco Piasentier] Italian Idea Today: Bio-economy, Individual Character, Christianity (London and NY: Routledge, 2014) [edited] Lacan and School of thought: THE BRAND NEW Era (Melbourne: Re.press, 2014) [edited] The Italian Difference: Between Nihilism and Biopolitics (Melbourne: Re.press, 2009) [edited with Alberto Toscano] Subjectivity and Otherness. A Philosophical Reading of Lacan (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2007) [Korean translation, Seoul: Nanjang Posting (2012), with a fresh preface] [Chinese language translation, Changsha: Hunan School Press (2017)] Antonin Artaud. Verso un corpo senza organi (Verona: Ombre Corte, 2001) Translated books Giorgio Agamben, WHAT'S School of thought? (Stanford CA: Stanford School Press, 2017) Paolo Virno, An Article on Negation. For the Linguistic Anthropology (London: Seagull Books, 2017) Giorgio Agamben, The Fireplace and the Story (Stanford CA: Stanford School Press, 2017) Giorgio Agamben, The Kingdom as well as the Glory: For the Theological Genealogy of Overall economy and Federal government (Stanford CA: Stanford School Press, 2011) [with Matteo Mandarini] Slavoj Žwežek, America Oggi: Abu Ghraib e altre oscenit