Session 6: Massimiliano Tomba, “‘...bringing his own skin to market and has nothing to expect but a tanning.’ Dramatis Personae and their Bodies”
October 21, 2020, 6pm ET
Discussants: Paul North, Yale, and Paul Reitter, Ohio State
Massimiliano Tomba (Ph. D. in Political Philosophy at the University of Pisa) is Professor in the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Previously, he has taught Political Philosophy at the University of Padova (Italy). He has published several texts on the political philosophy of Kant, Hegel, the post-Hegelians, Marx and Walter Benjamin, among them Krise und Kritik bei Bruno Bauer. Kategorien des Politischen im nachhegelschen Denken, Peter Lang, 2005; La vera politica. Kant e Benjamin: la possibilità della giustizia, Quodlibet, 2006; Marx’s Temporalities, Brill, 2013; Attraverso la piccolo porta. Quattro studi su Walter Benjamin, Mimesis, 2017; Insurgent Universality. An Alternative Legacy of Modernity, Oxford University Press, 2019.
Professor Tomba will mostly discuss Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of Capital, Vol. 1 (Penguin edition) in his talk. Attendees are invited to (re-)visit these passages before Wednesday in preparation for the conversation.
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