COML 6702

COML 6702

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Deleuze and Guattari famously quipped that Italy lacked "a milieu" for philosophy, that its thinkers remained comets and that Italy had the habit of "burning" its comets. In this course we will not take issue so much with Deleuze and Guattari's evaluation as wonder if the period from the Italian 1968 to today might not in fact represent the elaboration of a "philosophical milieu" for Italian thought. As such the questions we will take up in this seminar concern the notion of milieu as a middle ground between philosophical extremes and subsequently, an investigation into what contemporary Italian political philosophers share.  Readings from Giorgio Agamben, Michael Hardt and Toni Negri, Roberto Esposito, Franco Berard ("Bifo"), Paolo Virno, Adriana Cavarero, Rosi Braidotti, as well as some works of a new generation of scholars will be discussed.

When Offered Spring.

Comments Conducted in English.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ITAL 6510

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15866 COML 6702   SEM 101