Davide Tarizzo (1966) is an Italian philosopher who teaches at the University of Salerno. After completing his Ph.D under the supervision of Gianni Vattimo and Pier Aldo Rovatti, Tarizzo spent a period of research in Paris under the supervision of Jacques Derrida. Over recent years, he has written extensively on psychoanalysis (Freud, Lacan), Poststructuralism, political theory, biopolitics. He has also edited the Italian translation of contemporary philosophers such as Hannah Arendt, Gilles Deleuze, Stanley Cavell, Jean-Luc Nancy, Alain Badiou, Ernesto Laclau.
Among his publications are: Introduzione a Lacan (Laterza, 2003), Il pensiero libero. La filosofia francese dopo lo strutturalismo (Raffaello Cortina, 2003), Giochi di potere. Sulla paranoia politica (Laterza, 2007) La vita, un’invenzione recente (Laterza, 2010), translated as Life. A Modern Invention (Minnesota University Press, 2017). He has recently completed two books. The first, The Order of Life. Science and Society in the Age of Biopolitics, proposes a new approach to biopolitical studies. The second, entitled The Missing People. Freud, Lacan, and the Enigma of Modern Politics, focuses on psychoanalysis and political theory. He is currently working on a project on the relation between naturalism and continental philosophy.