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Alex Koutsogiannis Bio


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Koutsogiannis, Alex (b.1972) Assistant Professor of Political Theory at the Department of Political Science – University of Crete.

Alex studied sociology (BA) at Panteion University (Greece) and social and political thought (MA, DPhil) at Sussex University (UK). His main interests and publications (mostly in Greek) are on theories of democracy and the state, as well as on the critical theory of the Frankfurt School. So far, his work on Herbert Marcuse is the following:

  • “Totality and politics in Herbert Marcuse's anthropological dialectics”. Presentation at the 11th International Critical Theory Conference in Rome, John Felice Rome Center of Loyola University Chicago, May 10-12, 2018.
  • "Political Positivism and Political Existentialism. Revisiting Herbert Marcuse," in: Berlin Journal of Critical Theory 3:3(2019), 53-88.
  • Alex is currently editing a new translation of Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Man which is to be published in 2020 (Pedio Editions, Athens, Greece). A chapter on Marcuse’s thought is also included in a forthcoming book Alienation and the possibility of freedom (in Greek).

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