Professor Davide Tarizzo is an Italian philosopher, who teaches at the University of Salerno. A former student of Gianni Vattimo and Jacques Derrida, he has lectured in several European, South American and North American Universities. Over the past years, he has written extensively on psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan), French Theory, political theory, and biopolitics. He has also edited the Italian translation of contemporary philosophers such as Hannah Arendt, Gilles Deleuze, Stanley Cavell, Jean-Luc Nancy, Alain Badiou and Ernesto Laclau.

His recent publications include: Introduzione a Lacan (2003), Il pensiero libero. La filosofia francese dopo lo strutturalismo (2003), Giochi di potere. Sulla paranoia politica (2007) La vita, un’invenzione recente (2010; forthcoming in English translation as Life, a Recent Invention with Minnesota University Press). He is currently working on two new books. The first, provisionally entitled The Biopolitical Turn: Theory and Practice of Pure Life, aims at promoting a new approach to biopolitical studies. The second, entitled The Missing People. Freud, Lacan, and the Enigma of Modern Politics, focuses on psychoanalysis and political theory.

Last updated 27th October 2020