IBNA- The book, ‘Potentia of Poverty: Marx Reads Spinoza’ by Italian scholar Margherita Pascucci which ties poverty with ontology of love has been translated into Persian and published.
According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Potentia of Poverty: Marx Reads Spinoza’ has been translated into Persian by Fo’ad Habibi and Amin Karami and released by Qoqonus Publishing in Tehran. Margherita Pascucci has a PhD degree from New York University on Continental philosophy, with a specialization in post-Kantian European philosophy and another PhD in philosophy from Europa-Viadrina Universität, Frankfurt.
The book is introduced as: “… a book of radical thought on the concept of poverty. It argues that poverty, if thought of as a knowing instrument, acts both as a standpoint from which we can see our times more clearly and as a powerful affirmative force for change.
As its conceptual reference point it takes the Spinozian concept of potentia (power), which refers to the creative life force – that force which is able to produce itself - and develops an understanding of how in Marx’s reading of Spinoza this concept is assumed to be the very composition of the intellect and of the knowledge which derives from it.
Pascucci draws on the work of Antonio Negri and Gilles Deleuze to establish the importance of analyzing the potentia of poverty as a knowing instrument.”
The other book of Pascucci in English is ‘Philosophical Readings of Shakespeare: “Thou Art the Thing Itself”’ (2013). She is now engaged in two current research projects: “True wealth” on the concept of poverty and the relation between money form and the production of abstract thought; “The free man”, on nonviolence, the making of the State, and the political concept of love.
‘Potentia of Poverty: Marx Reads Spinoza’ in Persian has been published in 232 pages and 1100 copies.