Yonathan Listik

Assistant Lecturer
Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies
 Yonathan Listik



I was born in Brazil but lived for the last 9 years in Israel where I did my BA and MA. I possess a double graduation in philosophy and sociology & anthropology, along with a teaching license in philosophy, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I proceeded to do my MA at the Tel Aviv University with a period at Sciences Po (Paris). My research interests are related to philosophy, more specifically, the possible connections between contemporary ontology in the continental tradition, political theory and aesthetics. I am interested in how these themes appear in Critical Theory and Heideggerian philosophy but also new approaches to those traditions such as the philosophies of Nancy, Stiegler, Agamben and Ranciere. My central focus is the idea of the masses and their relation to knowledge or lack of it. I am interested in understanding the meaning of the 'demos' and its relation to knowledge. My intuition is that there is a possible relation between a philosophical lack of knowledge and stupidity as a form of intellectual curiosity. Furthermore, I feel that in todays world of abundant information, stupidity has become an interesting conceptualization of political pariah. My project aims to philosophically circumscribe how those topics appear in fields such as literature, sciences and history. Continental Philosophy; Heidegger; Political Theory; Critical Theory; Deconstruction

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