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Nektarios Kastrinakis


Title of Research:

Deleuze’s and Adorno’s Nietzsche: Nietzsche as the philosopher of the unconscious and as inconsistent, nonidentity dialectical thinker.

Brief overview of research topic:

The thesis explores:

a) Nietzsche’s appropriation by Deleuze, following Peter Dews’ contention that the poststructuralist critique of identity appropriates the irrationalistic side of Nietzsche’s thought.

b) Nietzsche’s appropriation by Adorno, and the hypothesis, inspired by Peter Dews, Karin Bauer and Gillian Rose, that there is also a rationalistic side in Nietzsche’s critique of identity which is appropriated and developed by Adorno.

c) the “paradox of Nietzsche”, consisting in the existence of two contradictory claims: by Deleuze of Nietzsche being a fierce critic of dialectics, and by Rose and Bauer of Nietzsche being the originator of Adorno’s negative dialectics.



MA in Social and Political Thought, Department of Sociology, University of Warwick, UK

Bachelor in Political Science and History, The Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Greece




  • Η Δυτική Δημοκρατία ένα άδειο τσόφλι» (“Western Democracy an empty eggshell”), article in the newspaper «Ο Δρόμος της Αριστεράς», issue 287, 21.11.2015, p. 14.
  • Θολό Τοπίο οι Εκλογές της Γηραιάς Αλβιόνας» (“Misty Landscape the Elections in the United Kingdom”), article in the newspaper «Ο Δρόμος της Αριστεράς», issue 260, 25.4.2015, p. 17.
  • Η Αποκωδικοποίηση του Γονιδιώματος και η Αγορά» (“The Decoding of Human Genome and the Market”), article in the newspaper «Ο Δρόμος της Αριστεράς", issue 223, 19.7.2014, p. 5.


  • Paper: Nietzsche and Dialectics. 25th International Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society "Nietzsche and Humanity: (Anti-) Humanism, Posthumanism, Transhumanism", September 12-14, 2019, Tilburg University, NL. 
  • Paper: Deleuze’s Critique of Dialectics and its Challenge Afforded by Adorno’s Negative Dialectics. 15th Annual Historical Materialism Conference: TAKING ON THE RIGHT, 8-11th November 2018, SOAS University of London.
  • Paper: Deleuze’s critique of Marxism and its resonance with critiques of Marxism waged from “within”: towards a complementary reading of Critical Theory-inspired Marxism and Deleuzean Nietzscheanism. 10th International Deleuze Studies Conference – Taking flight: assembling, becoming, queering, 19-21 June 2017, Toronto, Canada.
  • “The stillbirth of Communist Russia”. Paper delivered at the 11th Annual Historical Materialism Conference, London, 6-9 November 2014.



Postgraduate Tutor, Introduction to Political Theory, 2016-2017, University of York.

Nektarios is supervised by Professor Werner Bonefeld and Dr James Clarke

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