Dr. Antonio Calcagno

Dr. Antonio Calcagno

Dr. Antonio Calcagno

Full Professor

Office: FB213
Phone: 4533
Email: acalcagn@uwo.ca


  • BA – Philosophy at the University of Toronto (1992)
  • MA – Philosophy at the University of Louvain, Belgium (1995) 
  • PhD – Philosophy at the University of Guelph (2004)


  • PHIL 1120F/G
  • PHIL 2208E
  • PHIL 3885/6 F/G
  • PHIL 4076 F/G


Recent and contemporary European Philosophy, Mediaeval and Renaissance Philosophy, Social and Political Thought

I work on questions of community and intersubjectivity, statehood, self- and personhood, consciousness, humanism and post-humanism. Along with Dr. Lofts, I am the Co-Director of the Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy (CAREP). My current research focuses on the idea of political impasse as a possible generative moment of thinking that offers both resistance and new possibilities of selfhood. I am also working on phenomenological accounts of psyche and personhood, especially in Munich phenomenology and in the works of Edith Stein and Gerda Walther.

Selected Publications

5. Antonio Calcagno, On Political Impasse: Power, Resistance, and New Forms of
    Selfhood (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2022).
4.  Antonio Calcagno, Lived Experience from the Inside Out: Social and Political
     Philosophy in Edith Stein (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press: 2014), Winner of the
     Edward Goodwin Ballard Book Prize in Phenomenology for best book in Phenomenology
3.   Antonio Calcagno, Badiou and Derrida: Politics, Events and Their Time (New York/London: Continuum, 2007).
2.   Antonio Calcagno, The Philosophy of Edith Stein (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2007).
1.   Antonio Calcagno, Giordano Bruno and the Logic of Coincidence, in Renaissance and Baroque Studies, vol. 23 (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 1998).
5. Roberto Esposito: New Directions in Biophilosophy, eds. Tilottama Rajan and
      Antonio Calcagno (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021).
4. Open Borders: Encounters Between Italian Philosophy and Continental Thought, eds.
      Silvia Benso and Antonio Calcagno (Albany, NY: State University of New York
      Press, 2021).
3. Edith Stein’s Investigation Concerning the State: Sociality, Nationhood, Ethics, eds.
     Eva Reyes-Gacitúa and Antonio Calcagno, in series Contributions to Phenomenology
     (Dordrecht: Springer, 2020).
2. Gerda Walther’s Phenomenology of Sociality, Psychology, and Religion, ed. Antonio
      Calcagno, in series History of Women Philosophers and Scientists (Dordrecht:
      Springer, 2018). DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97592-4.
1. Roberto Esposito: Biopolitics and Philosophy, eds. Inna Viriasova and Antonio Calcagno (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2018).