Simona Forti

Simona Forti is an Italian philosopher and academic, whose main interests are in political philosophy and contemporary ethics. She was born in Modena in 1958. She graduated in Philosophy from the University of Bologna in 1983. In the following years she attended the Phd courses in political theory at the Turin University as well as the Phd courses in political philosophy at The New School in New York. She received her PhD in History of Political Thought from Turin University in 1989. In 2004 she was appointed Full Professor of History of Political Philosophy at the University of Eastern Piedmont, where she usually teaches. She is one of the founding members of FINO”, a PhD Program in Philosophy coordinated by the Northwestern Italian University Consortium, and the standing president of Bios, an international and interdisciplinary research center on biopolitics and bioethics based at the University of Piemonte Orientale.

The New Demons. Rethinking evil and power today (Stanford University Press, 2015); Parrhesia between East and West: Foucault and Dissidence, in V. Lemm, M. Vatter (ed.), The Government of Life. Foucault, Biopolitics and Neoliberalism (Fordham University Press, 2014); I Nuovi demoni. Pensare oggi male e potere (Feltrinelli, 2012); trad. spagnola Los Nuevos Demonios. Repensar hoy el mal y el poder, Edhasa, Buenos Aires 2014;

  • Corpi democratici, politicamente corretti, in G. Zagrebelsky (ed.), Le ragioni dei molti e il potere dei pochi, Einaudi, Torino 2011;;
  • La vita e le sue qualità ai tempi del biopotere, Filosofia politica, XXIII, n. 3, 2009;