Marco Checchi

Marco ChecchiDoctoral Student

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Marco studied for his BA in Philosophy at Universitá La Sapienza di Roma. He then completed his Research Masters in Social and Political Philosophy at the Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands. Marco’s master thesis was on the concept of resistance in the work of Michel Foucault.



Marco is mainly interested in radical political philosophy, and especially in the work of Michel Foucault. Other key-authors for his research are Gilles Deleuze and Toni Negri.
Marco’s doctoral research aims at inverting the classic political understanding of resistance. His intention is to present resistance as prior to power in virtue of the unlimited creative potential to which it appeals. Through this inversion, Marco wants to put a “click” in political philosophy and organisation study. The elaboration of the primacy of resistance is based on the work of several authors whose political thought seems to support this intriguing hypothesis.


Checchi, Marco (2014) ‘Spotting the Primacy of Resistance in the Virtual Encounter of Foucault and Deleuze’, Foucault Studies, 18, 197-212.

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