Dr Andrea Bardin

Laurea summa cum laude in Philosophy (University of Padua); PhD Political Philosophy and History of Political Thought (University of Padua); PhD Political Theory (Brunel University London)

Senior Lecturer in Politics

School of Law and Social Sciences

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • POLI5001 Political Thought 1
  • POLI5007 Political Thought 2
  • SOCI6005 Theorising Society
  • POLI6001 Freedom, Justice and Political Thought
  • Political and Social Thought
  • Nationalism, Identity and Ethnicity (seminars) The State and Revolution
  • Marx and Marxism
  • Fascism
  • Introduction to Politics
  • Politics in Comparative Perspective
  • Advanced Research in international Relations (MA)

Supervision

I welcome PhD proposals in the following subject areas:

  • History of Political Thought (esp. Seventeenth Century)
  • Contemporary French Political Theory (esp. Structuralism and Post-Structuralism, Gilbert Simondon)
  • Political and Social Theory. 

Current supervisions:

  • Massimo Bardin, Cinema and Political Pedagogy in Pasolini and Deleuze

Research

My area of academic specialisation is political theory/philosophy and the history of political thought.

My work focusses on the relationship between science, technology and politics in both early modern philosophy and twentieth-century French philosophy.

I have written extensively on Thomas Hobbes and Gilbert Simondon, studying the influence of Descartes’s mechanical philosophy on the development of Hobbes's political thought, and the reception of French philosophy, epistemology and classical sociology in Simondon's theory of individuation.

As part of my research, I seek to develop a political anthropology from a materialist perspective, and a critique of the ideological function of natural scientific models conceived as ontological and epistemological foundations within social and political theory.

Research group membership

  • European Hobbes Society
  • CIDES Centre international des études simondoniennes (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme - Paris-Nord)
  • Centre for Global Politics, Economy and Society (Oxford Brookes University).

Publications

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Professional information

Conferences

Recent invited papers

  • 2022 – Univerity of Paris Nanterre (France): 'Simondon et les sciences sociales' (seminar series)
  • 2022 – University of Milan (Italy): 'Hobbes's Political Philosophy' (international conference)
  • 2021 – University of Hildesheim (Germany): 'Gilbert Simondon: Ecological, aesthetic and technological modes of existence' (international conference)
  • 2021 – RELES, Red Latinoamericana de Estudios Simondonianos: 'Simondon indisciplinar' (international seminar series)
  • 2019 – University of Padua (Italy): ‘The Government of Entropy’ (international conference)
  • 2019 – Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana of Medellin (Colombia): ‘IV Coloquio Internacional Gilbert Simondon: Individuation, Formation and Technology’ (international conference)
  • 2019 – Goldsmiths, University of London (UK): ‘After Progress: Modernity in Ruins’ (symposium series)
  • 2019 – Leuphana University of Lüneburg (Germany): ‘Between Primary and Secondary Information: Simondon and the question of complexity and control’ (workshop)
  • 2019 – King’s College London (UK): ‘Simondon and the Concept of Information’ (interdisciplinary symposium)
  • 2018 – USP Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil): ‘Gilbert Simondon, os sentidos da individuação’ (international conference)
  • 2018 – Université de Montréal (Canada): ‘Architecture in Light of the Notions of Form and Information’ (Phyllis Lambert Seminar)
  • 2017 – Durham University (UK): ‘Epistemology and Ontology of the Milieu: from Canguilhem to Simondon’ (international conference)
  • 2017 – Kingston University (UK): ‘Simondon and Technics’ (workshop)
  • 2017 – Bicocca University of Milan (Italy): ‘Simondon and Althusser’ (international conference)
  • 2016 – Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany): ‘The Tradition of Invention: Philosophy as Political Techne according to Simondon’ (international conference).
  • 2015 – Paris I La Sorbonne (France): ‘Political Invention between Technicity and “Philosophical Thought”’ (international conference).
  • 2015 – Sapienza University of Rome (Italy): ‘Simondon between Individuation and Du mode d’existence des objets techniques’ (lecture series).
  • 2015 – UBA University of Buenos Aires and National University of Córdoba (Argentina): ‘Beyond the Social Automaton: Models and Images for the Body Politic after Leviathan’ (lectures).

Further details

Areas of expertise

  • History of Political Thought
  • Political Philosophy
  • Political Theory.

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