Vita

Luca Di Blasi is Professor of Philosophy at the Theological Faculty of the University of Bern in Switzerland.

He studied political 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, political theology, and cultural theory.

Selected Publications

Books / Edited Volumes

  • The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV), 4.1 (April/May 2020), special issue Conflicting Conflicts, co-ed. with Elad Lapidot
  • Dezentrierungen. Beiträge zur Religion der Philosophie im 20. Jahrhundert (Vienna: Turia+Kant, 2018)
  • 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

  • ‘Cis. The rightist appropriation of identity politics and its boundaries, in In Need of a Master. Politics, Theology, and Radical Democracy, ed. by Dominik Finkelde and Rebekka Klein (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020) (under review)
  • ‘Entschuldung. Grundlagen einer Politik der Scham’, in Figuren der Negativität, ed. by Antonio Lucci and Jan Knobloch (Heidelberg: Winter, 2020) (forthcoming)
  • ‘Reactionary Nostalgia. Badiou, Heidegger, and the Poets, in The Poets and Heidegger, ed. by Nassima Sahraoui and Florian Grosser (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020) (forthcoming)
  • Resuming Conflict: Benedict’s “Grace and Vocation” and the Limit of Dialogue, in: The Philosophical Journal of Conflict and Violence (PJCV), 4.1 (April/May 2020), special issue Conflicting Conflicts, ed. by Elad Lapidot and Luca Di Blasi, pp. 1–12
  • ‘Doppelte Nicht-Identität. Zur Gegenwartsrelevanz des Paulus’, in: Aretè. International Journal for Philosophy, Social & Human Sciences, N. 3 [Plurilinguismo: prospettive storiche, critiche, interdisciplinari] 2018, pp. 262–80.
  • ‘Unschweigen. Über die protomessianische Dimension der Schrift’, Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 42.1 (2017)
  • ‘Territorialisierung des Ursprungs. Zur politischen Topologie Martin Heideggers’, in Martin Heidegger: Die Falte der Sprache, ed. by Michael Friedman and Angelika Seppi (Vienna: Turia+Kant, 2017)
  • ‘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