Vita

Luca Di Blasi is University Lecturer in Philosophy and member of the Theological Faculty at the University of Bern in Switzerland.

He studied economics at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, German literature, and philosophy at the University of Vienna and earned his PhD in philosophy at the Catholic University of Eichstätt. In 2015, he habilitated in philosophy at the University of Bern. He worked as a research assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) and was research fellow at the Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover from 1995- 2001, postdoctoral research fellow in the project ‘Mystik und Moderne’ at the University of Siegen from 2003-2006, and Academic Assistant to the Director of the ICI Berlin from its foundation in 2007 until 2013. Since 2014, he is Associate Member of the ICI Berlin.

Luca Di Blasi’s theoretical main interest revolves around the relation between philosophy and religion: theoretical approaches to religion and the religious dimension of philosophy. Other fields of research include modern continental philosophy and media and art theory.

Selected Publications

Books / Edited Volumes

  • ‘Verwerfungen der Säkularisierung. Studien zur Fortwirkung des Religiösen in der kontinentalen Philosophie des 20. Jahrhunderts’ (unpublished postdoctoral thesis, University of Bern, 2014)
  • Wendy Brown, Rainer Forst. The Power of Tolerance. A Debate, co-ed. with Christoph F.E. Holzhey (Vienna: Turia+Kant and New York: Columbia University Press, 2014)
  • Der weiße Mann. Ein Anti-Manifest (Bielefeld: transcript, 2013)
  • The Scandal of Self-Contradiction. Pasolini’s Multistable Geographies, Subjectivities, and Traditions, co-ed. with Manuele Gragnolati and Christoph F.E. Holzhey (Vienna: Turia+Kant, 2012)
  • Boris Groys, Vittorio Hösle. Die Vernunft an die Macht. Ein Streitgespräch, co-ed. with Marc Jongen (Vienna: Turia+Kant, 2011)
  • Cybermystik, ed. (Munich: Fink, 2006)
  • Der Geist in der Revolte. Der Gnostizismus und seine Wiederkehr in der Postmoderne (Munich: Fink, 2002)
  • Nachhaltigkeit in der Ökologie. Wege in eine zukunftsfähige Welt, co-ed. with Vittorio Hösle and Bernd Goebel (Munich: Beck, 2001)

Articles

  • ‘Unschweigen. Über die protomessianische Dimension der Schrift’, Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 42.1 (2017) (forthcoming)
  • ‘Territorialisierung des Ursprungs. Zur politischen Topologie Martin Heideggers’, in Falten der Sprache, ed. by Angelika Seppi and Michael Friedman (Vienna: Turia+Kant, forthcoming)
  • ‘Vielfalt und Verschiedenheit. Zur Gegenstrebigkeit der Diversität’, in Diversity Trouble, ed. by Hania Siebenpfeiffer and Peter Christian Pohl (Berlin: Kadmos 2016), pp. 29-43
  • ‘Außerhalb des Logos. Die Expansion des seinsgeschichtlichen Antisemitismus, Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 39.3 (2014), 281-302