Personale docente

Massimiliano Tomba

Professore associato confermato


Indirizzo: VIA DEL SANTO, 28 - PADOVA . . .

Telefono: 0498274031


  • Il Martedi' dalle 14:00 alle 16:00
    presso Ufficio del docente. Via del Santo, 28

I received my Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from the University of Pisa. I am working as Senior Researcher in Political Philosophy in the Department of Political and Juridical Sciences and International Studies at the University of Padova. Currently, I am teaching a course on the Philosophy of Human Rights and a course on the Political Theory of Global Society for graduate students.

My research interests concern modern political philosophy, with a particular emphasis on German classical philosophy, modern and contemporary political thought, critical theory (especially the Frankfurt School), and theories of the modern state. My work has involved theorists such as Kant, Hegel and post-Hegelian thought, Marx, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor Adorno.

My current research and teaching focuses on the history of political thought and the themes of human rights, globalization, and the reconfiguration of time and space in a global horizon. My work has recently been directed toward the re-consideration of the Eurocentric paradigm that has for a long time structured analyses and interventions in discourses of human rights and globalization. I am interested in studying difference (social, cultural, economic, and political) within the context of a “plurality of temporalities” in relation and conflict with each other instead of the Eurocentric framework of progress within which difference is generally examined. This move, inspired by insights from postcolonial scholarship and building on my previous work on temporalities in Marx’s thought, enables me to provide a critique of our habitual categorical schemes of interpretation.

I'm working in close cooperation with colleagues from the SPGI Department to set up an initiative titled Next Generation Global Studies (NGGS) - - which aims at reconsidering predominant schemes of interpretation of global societies, in order to overcome prevailing Eurocentric perspectives of space and time.

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Marx’s Temporalities, trans. Sara Farris and Peter Thomas, Leiden, Brill, 2013, 206 pp.

Strati di tempo. Karl Marx materialista storico. Milano, Jaca Books, 2010, 290 pp.

La vera politica. Kant e Benjamin: la possibilità della giustizia, Macerata, Quodlibet, 2006, 280 pp.

Crisi e critica in Bruno Bauer. Il principio di esclusione come fondamento del politico, Napoli, Bibliopolis, 2002, 326 pp.

Translated into German: Krise und Kritik bei Bruno Bauer. Kategorien des Politischen im nachhegelschen Denken, trans. L. Schröder, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang, 2005, 235 pp.

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Modern Philosophy, with a particular emphasis on German classical philosophy
Political Philosophy, modern, contemporary and critical theory
Kant, Hegel, Cieszkowskj, Bruno Bauer and post-Hegelian thought, Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno
Philosophies of History, Conceptual History, Marxist and Post-Marxist thought
Human Rights, Justice, Violence

Si avvisa che il docente dal mese di agosto 2016 al mese di agosto 2017 sarà in congedo per motivi di ricerca presso l'Institute for Advanced Study di Princeton (USA).
Gli esami di "Filosofia dei diritti umani" potranno comunque essere sostenuti con il dott. Mauro Farnesi iscrivendosi nelle liste della prof.ssa Daniela Andreatta.