Ratajczak, Mikołaj

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philosopher, historian of ideas, translator, and editor; assistant professor in the Research Group on Philosophy of Culture (RGPC) at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences; associate of the scientific journal Praktyka Teoretyczna. In 2012–15, he was a philosophy and social sciences editor at Polish Scientific Publishers PWN. He is the author of the first Polish-language and one of the world’s first monographs on the history of the development of contemporary radical political philosophy in Italy (Forma życia i dobro wspólne, Warsaw 2020). In his scientific research, he focuses on the history of philosophy and the history of political and scientific ideas, particularly in the 20th century. He has published in numerous Polish and foreign scientific journals. He has completed research internships in Italy (Florence, Venice, Rome) and France (twice holder of a French government scholarship for a research trip to Paris). His translations into Polish include notably Theodor W. Adorno’s Aspects of the New Right-Wing Extremism (Cracow 2020), Anthony Atkinson’s Inequality: What Can Be Done? (with Maciej Szlinder, Warsaw 2018, Economicus Award, 2nd Class, for the best foreign-language book), Karl Marx Capital. Volume I.1. Results of the Direct Production Process (Warsaw 2013), Commonwealth by Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt (together with the team of Praktyka Teoretyczna, Cracow 2012), and Eva Geulen’s Giorgio Agamben: A Critical Introduction (Warsaw 2012). He is an expert on and translator of Karl Marx. Since 2017 he has been co-running a nationwide open seminar titled Reading Marx (www.facebook.com/CzytanieMarksa).