Rocco Gangle is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Endicott College. He is a philosopher trained in religious studies with research interests in Spinoza and Spinozism, political philosophy and theology, semiotics and diagrammatic reasoning, and contemporary French thought (Deleuze, Badiou, Laruelle). He has participated in several international conferences and symposia, including the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Citta di Castello, Italy; the 2002 “Illuminations: Reason, Revelation and Science” conference at Oxford University; and the University of Barcelona’s III International Conference on Technoethics. His publications include work on Spinoza’s metaphysics and politics, the role of semiotics in Stuart Kauffman’s evolutionary theory, and collaborative essays in political philosophy and theology with Anthony Baker and Jason Smick. A co-founder of the philosophical organization Synousia, which is devoted to resuscitating the notion of philosophy as a way of life both within and beyond academic scholarship, he received his PhD in Philosophical and Theological Studies from the University of Virginia and has taught modern religious thought at Oberlin College and interdisciplinary studies at the University of California, Merced. He lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.
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