Giovanbattista Tusa


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Giovanbattista Tusa is a philosopher based in Lisbon at the Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he coordinates the X-CENTRIC FUTURES research seminar on Ecology and Climate Change.

He is author of Terra Cosmica: Traces of Georealism (Tenement Press, 2024), Cosa resta del futuro (Mimesis 2024), Quasi Niente: Il tempo cosmico di Claude Debussy (Il Palindromo 2024), and The End, co-authored with Alain Badiou (Polity Press, Cambridge 2019) translated in French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

He is co-editor of Fernando Pessoa and Philosophy. Countless Lives Inhabit Us (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), PPPP. Pier Paolo Pasolini Philosopher (Mimesis International, 2022), Dispositif. A Cartography (MIT Press, 2023) and Contemporanea. A Glossary for the 21st Century (MIT Press, 2024).

He worked as an editor and translator from French and English for the Italian edition of L’equivalence des catastrophes and Exclu le juif en nous by Jean Luc-Nancy, Á la recherche du réel perdu, by Alain Badiou, Be my body for me. Domination and Servitude in Hegel by Catherine Malabou and Judith Butler, and Edward Said’s Freud and the Non-European. 

He is editor (with Michael Marder) of the Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy series published by Bloomsbury. He is the director of the Planetary Conversations, in collaboration with The Philosophical Salon (

He is an integrated member of the research groups "Art of Living Research Group" and the "Lisbon Nietzsche Group" in the Culture and Value Laboratory (CultureLab), as well as an integrated member of the "Thinking Documentary Film working group", CineLab at the IFILNOVA Institute of Philosophy.

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RESEARCH INTERESTS: Continental Philosophy; Political philosophy; German Idealism; History of Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Philosophy and Cinema; Ecological Thought, Critical Theory; Contemporary Art; Contemporary Practices.

Education/Academic qualification

Philosophy, Doctorate, Derrida, Pensare l'à-venir (Derrida, Thinking the to-come), University of Palermo

… → 2011


  • BD Speculative Philosophy
  • Ecology
  • Technology
  • Climate Change
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Ontology
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Contemporary Arts
  • Ecocriticism
  • Visual Arts
  • BH Aesthetics
  • Ecology
  • Technology
  • Climate Change
  • NX Arts in general


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