SIP will host a session at the 2018 meeting of CSIS in Ottawa (Canada), May 11-13, 2018.

Intersections of Philosophy and Politics in Italian Philosophical Thought

Session description: Ever since its inception in medieval times, Italian philosophy has developed in dialogue with political thought—contemporary thinkers such as Negri, Agamben, Cavarero, and Esposito are the most recent rendition of a civic commitment and attention to communal life that have characterized Italian thought since Dante through Campanella, Machiavelli, Croce, Gentile, and Gramsci, just to name a few. This panel explores themes, notions, limits, possibilities, and alternative political models addressed by Italian theorists when they engage a theoretical reflection inspired not only by abstract philosophical concepts but also by the concreteness and everydayness of social and political life—at that intersection, notions such as community, relationality, sociality, socio-political responsibility, biopolitics, sovereignty, authority, legitimacy, inclusiveness, coexistence, and many others emerge.

Please submit a 100-word abstract and a short biography to Antonio Calcagno ( Please include your email address and institutional contact information. Submissions expected no later than February 15, 2018.