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Esteban Dominguez/

Professor, researcher in political philosophy

Esteban Dominguez

The Argentine teacher and researcher Esteban Dominguez studies modern philosophy and the work of Louis Althusser.

Esteban Dominguez teaches at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario and is a doctoral student at the Concejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas in Argentina. Having written his dissertation on Louis Althusser, he continued to work on Althusser’s œuvre, producing articles for academic journals, undertaking research at the Università Milano-Bicocca in Italy and attending conferences. Esteban Dominguez currently teaches history of philosophy and contemporary political theory and is a member of the Cátedra Libre Baruch Spinoza, which carries out research on the political thought of Spinoza and its relationship with modern philosophy.

During his residency at the Abbaye d’Ardenne – IMEC, Esteban Dominguez made use of the organisation’s Althusser archive to conduct a research project entitled ‘Politics and history in the work of Louis Althusser. A study of his readings in modern philosophy in the light of contemporary political theory’.

His work was to result in a doctoral thesis on the significance of Althusser’s work in relation to pre-Marxian figures from the history of philosophy, such as Machiavel, Montesquieu and Rousseau.