Agon Hamza

Agon Hamza is Assistant Professor of political philosophy at the graduate program of Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities. He is the author of Reading Marx (Polity, 2018; with Frank Ruda and Slavoj Žižek), Althusser and Pasolini: Philosophy, Marxism, and Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), and From Myth to Symptom: The Case of Kosovo (Kolektivi Materializmi Dialektik, 2013; with Slavoj Žižek). He is also the editor of Althusser and Theology: Religion, Politics and Philosophy (Brill, 2016) and Repeating Žižek (Duke University Press, 2015), as well as co-editor, with Frank Ruda, of Slavoj Žižek and Dialectical Materialism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Hamza is founder and co-editor (with Frank Ruda) of the philosophy journal Crisis and Critique. Currently he is working on two books, entitled Reading Hegel (with Slavoj Žižek and Frank Ruda, forthcoming with Polity), and Slavoj Žižek and the Reconstruction of Marxism (forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan). Hamza was a political advisor to Albin Kurti, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosovo, and the leader of the political party Vetëvendosje.

Philosophy World Democracy

It will not be a world democracy, since it must be the people themselves who create themselves and arrange themselves. Rather, we affirm a democratic essence of the world: peopled by all the living and by all the conversing, wholly configured by their existence and by their words.