What are the implications for the polis of the bare contemporary existence, characterized by a phobia for the outside and an affirmation of identity, which led to the cancellation of otherness and to an interior reduced to a mere sounding board?
Donatella Di Cesare is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". She is among the most present philosophical voices in the public debate. She collaborates with numerous Italian and international newspapers and magazines. She has dealt with issues related to language and hermeneutics, with particular reference to Jewish philosophy and the experience of the Shoah. The ethical and political questions on violence in the age of globalization have led her to study the phenomenon of torture and that of terror, also investigating the figures of the foreigner, the migrant and the question of citizenship. Among her recent books: Tortura (Torino 2016); Stranieri residenti. Una filosofia della migrazione (Torino 2017, Premio Pozzale per la saggistica 2018; Premio Sila per economia e società 2018); Terrore e modernità (Torino 2017); Marrani. L’altro dell’altro (Torino 2018); Sulla vocazione politica della filosofia (Torino 2018).