Carlo Altini is Professor of History of Philosophy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Scientific Director of the Fondazione Collegio San Carlo (Modena) and Co-director of the editorial series “Straussiana. Studi e testi”. He is also member of the “Consulta Nazionale di Filosofia”, of the editorial board of the journal “Filosofia politica” and of editorial board of the serie “Incipit”. In his research he has dealt with the origins, the development and the crisis of philosophical and political modernity through the analysis of some authors of the Early Modern Age (Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza) and of Twentieth Century (Leo Strauss, Carl Schmitt, Karl Löwith, Alexandre Kojève, Gershom Scholem). He has also reconstructed the history and the theory of some philosophical and political categories of modernity (democracy, progress, utopia, potentia/actus, power etc.).
His latest book is Philosophy as Stranger Wisdom. A Leo Strauss Intellectual Biography, SUNY Press, New York, 2022