Cite as: Simona Forti, ‘An-Archic Souls: Notes on Subjectivity and Power’, talk presented at the conference Anarchē: Philosophy, Politics, and the Question of the Ground, ICI Berlin, 7–8 July 2021, video recording, mp4, 33:29 <>
7 – 8 Jul 2021

An-Archic Souls: Notes on Subjectivity and Power

By Simona Forti

Video in English

Format: mp4
Length: 00:33:29
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Rights: © ICI Berlin

Part of the Conference

Anarchē: Philosophy, Politics, and the Question of the Ground

Confronted with an arguably incomplete critique of the notion and history of sovereignty, contemporary lines of thinking have forcefully returned to the inquiry into political foundations. These theoretical approaches in philosophy and the humanities at large have attempted to find possibilities of dialogue concerning the critique of sovereign structures of power, the undoing of systemic violence, as well as the development of ideas of community and mutual aid. The conference ‘Anarchē’ aims to investigate the contemporary philosophical attempts at questioning traditional concepts of political foundations in order to rethink the central notion of ground or archē.


ICI Berlin
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Emily Apter
Bruno Bosteels
Susan Buck-Morss
Donatella Di Cesare
Rebecca Comay
Simona Forti
Stathis Gourgouris
Claudia Hilb
Peter Szendy
Miguel Vatter
Catherine Malibou

Organized by

Damiano Sacco
Facundo Vega
An ICI event in cooperation with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Berlino and the Centre Marc Bloch