Daniele Lorenzini

Daniele Lorenzini is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought and the University of Saint-Louis, Brussels.

Daniele holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Paris-Est and Sapienza University of Rome. Moral and political philosophy, as well as 20th Century European philosophy, constitute the center of gravity of his work, but he also possesses areas of scholarly and teaching expertise in ancient philosophy, ordinary language philosophy, animal ethics, bioethics, and medical ethics.

Daniele is the author, most recently, of La force du vrai: De Foucault à Austin (Le Bord de l’eau, 2017) and of Éthique et politique de soi: Foucault, Hadot, Cavell et les techniques de l’ordinaire (Vrin, 2015). He is the co-editor of Michel Foucault’s conferences Dire vrai sur soi-même (Vrin, 2017), Discours et vérité précédé de La parrêsia (Vrin, 2016), Qu’est-ce que la critique? suivi de La culture de soi (Vrin, 2015), and L’origine de l’herméneutique de soi (Vrin, 2013; English translation: About the Beginning of the Hermeneutics of the Self, The University of Chicago Press, 2015).

Daniele is also the author of Jacques Maritain e i diritti umani: Fra totalitarismo, antisemitismo e democrazia, 1936-1951 (Morcelliana, 2012) and he recently edited a collection of Maritain’s essays on anti-Semitism: Contro l’antisemitismo: Dignità della persona, mistero di Israele, sionismo (Morcelliana, 2016). He is the co-editor of Sociétés carcérales (Mare & Martin, 2017) Foucault(s) (Éditions de la Sorbonne, 2017), Foucault and the Making of Subjects (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), Foucault/Wittgenstein: Subjectivité, politique, éthique (CNRS Éditions, 2016), Foucault, la sexualité, l’Antiquité (Kimé, 2016), Foucault e le genealogie del dir-vero (Cronopio, 2014), Michel Foucault: Éthique et vérité, 1980-1984 (Vrin, 2013), Un demi-siècle d’‘Histoire de la folie’ (Kimé, 2013), and Le travail de la littérature: Usages du littéraire en philosophie (PUR, 2012).

Daniele is a founder and editor of the peer-reviewed journal materiali foucaultiani and of the book series ‘Philosophie du présent’ (Vrin), as well as an editor of the peer-reviewed journal Foucault Studies.

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