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Remo Bodei

Università di Pisa

Political traumas: how citizens reformulate their consciousness after the fall of a regime


Born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Remo Bodei taught for many years at the Scuola Normale Superiore and at the University of Pisa and, most recently, at the University of California, Los Angeles. He studied and taught as visiting professor in various European and American universities (Ottawa University, Toronto University, NYU, Université Libre de Bruxelles, École Normale Supérieure of Paris, Universitat de Girona, Universidad Autónoma de México). His theoretical interests were initially focused on German classical philosophy, on Idealism, and on the culture, politics and aesthetics of the "Goethezeit" and the late nineteenth century. Later they shifted to twentieth-century utopian thought and to political philosophy; and, particularly in recent decades, to the aesthetics of the ugly and of the sublime, to the theory and the history of memory, oblivion, delusion, and individuality, and the nature of passions and desires.