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Foad Habibi is an associate professor of Sociology at the University of Kurdistan. He wrote a book on apocalyptic movies and disaster capitalism under the title Against End Ideologies (2014) and many philosophical and critical essays and articles in Persian. He has translated works of philosophers including Louis Althusser (Machiavelli and Us), Gilles Deleuze (various pieces), Etienne Balibar (Spinoza and Politics), Antonio Negri (Spinoza in Our Time), Michael Hardt (Commonwealth, Assembly), Miguel Abensour (Democracy Against the State: Marx and the Machiavellian Moment), Warren Montag (Bodies, Masses and Power: Spinoza and his Contemporaries), Philippo Del Luchesse (The Political Philosophy of Niccolo Machiavelli, Conflict, Power, and Multitude in Machiavelli and Spinoza: Tumult and Indignation), Frédéric Lordon (Willing Slaves of Capital: Spinoza and Marx on Desire), Margherita Pascucci (Potentia of Poverty: Marx Reads Spinoza) and many others into Persian. He is one of the young scholars who try to introduce Machiavellian - Spinozist tradition in Iran through writing, translating, and holding courses on this radical underground current in philosophy. His current work is focused on late fascism and neo-fascism movements based on Deleuze and Guattari's theories and Antonio Negri's interventions. He has been a member of the Iranian Sociological Association since 2012.

The Eternal Return of the Eterno Maestro

21 January 2024

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