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Nektarios Kastrinakis


Title of Research:

Marx and Nietzsche: an attempt for a complementary reading.

Brief overview of research topic:

The project investigates to what extend a complementary reading of the thought of Marx and Nietzsche is possible from the point of view of the project of human emancipation, using Deleuze’s reading of Nietzsche as a bridge. It focuses on three sets of parallel concepts in the work of Marx and Nietzsche respectively: a) “revolutionary consciousness”  – “transvaluation of values”, b) “socialist new man” – “overman”, c) “becoming alienated” – “becoming reactive”, and will perhaps include a fourth one “fetishism of commodities” – “nihilism”.  The main research question is: “does the formal affinity of these pairs of concepts constitute a ‘unity in their difference’, something more than that or is it simply coincidental?”




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.


  • “The stillbirth of Communist Russia”. Paper delivered at the 11th Annual Historical Materialism Conference, London, 6-9 November 2014.


Nektarios is supervised by Professor Werner Bonefeld and Dr James Clarke

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