Mr Federico Filauri

Contact details

Name:
Mr Federico Filauri
Qualifications:
BA, MA
Institute:
Institute of Modern Languages Research
Location:
Institute of Modern Languages Research University of London Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
Email address:
federico.filauri@postgrad.sas.ac.uk
Studies:
Student

Research Projects & Supervisions
PhD Topic:

Ernst Bloch and the Messianic Idea in the Twentieth Century

My current research project consists in a historical-philosophical study of German-Jewish thought of the Twentieth Century, with an emphasis on theological-political aspects.
After a brief survey of the origin and development of messianic faith, seeking the places from which Bloch drew his messianic conceptions, I will provide an original interpretation of two cardinal structures of Blochian thought – not-yet-being and exodus –, investigating their relationship with theological concepts. Furthermore, the thesis will engage with theologico-political theories, questioning their assumptions about the genealogy of modern sovereignty.
In so doing I aim to bring about a reassessment of the features and roles played by messianism in Bloch’s thought, contributing to a better understanding of his Jewish background. Moreover, I intend to inspect the influence that religious concepts drawn from the Jewish tradition may have on the development of theoretical constructs inside the western thought tradition.

Supervisor:
Dr Johan Siebers
Research interests:
Philosophy, Politics

Regions:
Europe
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