Emanuele Coccia

Associate Professor
École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)

Emanuele Coccia is an Associate Professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris.

He received his PhD in Philology  in Florence after studying in Macerata, Rom and Berlin. After post-Doc positions in Paris and Barcelona he worked as Assistant Professor of History of Philosophy in Freiburg, Germany between 2008 and 2011.

His works focus mainly on the history of religious normativity and on aesthetics. His current research topics focus on the ontological status of images and their normative power, especially in fashion and advertising. Among his publications: La trasparenza delle immagini. Averroè e l’averroismo (Mondadori Bruno, 2005), Sensible Life. A Micro-Ontology of the Image (Fordham University Press, 2016),  and Le bien dans les choses (Rivages, 2013). With Giorgio Agamben as a co-editor, he published an anthology on angels in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic contexts: Angeli. Ebraismo Cristianesimo Islam (Neri Pozza, 2009).