Department of Philosophy



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Omar Bachour

Picture of a pensive Omar Bachour, with cat

Work and the conditions under which we labour pervade every aspect of our lives, yet they remain peripheral to contemporary political philosophy. The goal of Omar’s research is to reactualize the concept of alienation in political theory as a tool to diagnose a host of social pathologies missed by current theories of justice, a reinvigoration of the critique of production, and the source of postwork imaginaries that challenge the naturalization of work. His other interests include Frankfurt School Critical Theory, Italian operaismo and contemporary continental philosophy (Žižek and Badiou).