Professor of Ethical-Political Philosophy and Social Ethics at the ‘Aldo Moro’ University of Bari – Italy (Dipartimento di Filosofia Letteratura, Storia e Scienze Sociali).
He has written essays and books on Contemporary French Thought, Geo-philosophy, and Italian Neo-Marxism. In the last few years, he has devoted particular attention to the governmental forms of our society, taking as principal references the analyses of Michel Foucault on Biopolitics, Governmentality, Liberal Political Rationality and Government of Self and Others. On these matters he has published, among other texts: Filosofia dell’incommensurabile: Temi e metafore oltre-euclidee in Bachelard, Serres, Foucault, Deleuze, Virilio (FrancoAngeli: Milano 1989); La stanchezza di Atlante: Crisi dell’universalismo e geofilosofia (Dedalo: Bari 1994);Transizioni senza meta: Oltremarxismo e antieconomia (Mimesis: Milano 1998); Perché il governo: Il laboratorio etico-politico di Foucault (Manifestolibri: Roma 2007); Il governo dell’ethos: La produzione politica dell’agire economico (Mimesis: Milano 2011). He was also the coordinating editor and wrote the Introduction to: Lessico di biopolitica (Manifestolibri: Roma 2006), the French translation of which was published in 2009: Lexique de Biopolitique: Les pouvoirs sur la vie (Erès : Toulouse 2009). Currently Marzocca is working on the relationships between forms of politics and the world as space, place and environment. On these matters he has edited: Governare l’ambiente? La crisi ecologica tra poteri, saperi e conflitti (Mimesis: Milano 2010).
Interview: Ambiente ed Economia, tra ragioni economiche e biopolitica. Intervista ad Ottavio Marzocca. www.filosofiprecari.it/wordpress/?p=973