Professor of Ethical-Political Philosophy and Ethics and Politics of the Common World at the Università degli Studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’ (Italy), where he has also taught Philosophical Anthropology (1993-2001), and Moral-Political Philosophy (2001-2002). Currently, he is on the faculty of the Department of Humanities, and is a teacher of the PhD Course in “Humanities” of the same University.
He is a member of: the Italian Moral Philosophy Society, the Academic Review Committees of the journal “Soft Power”; the editorial board of the journal “Scienze del Territorio”; the Academic Review Committee of “Società dei Territorialisti e delle Territorialiste”. He was (2010-2011) the co-director of the series of books “Eterotopie”, published by Mimesis Edizioni (Milan).
He has contributed: to the activities of the Interuniversity Study Center “Biopolitics, Bioeconomy, Subjectification Processes” (Università di Salerno – Italy); to many important journals of Philosophy and Humanities such as: “Aut aut”, “Etica & Politica/Ethics & Politics”, “Foucault Studies”, “Giornale critico della Filosofia italiana”, “Il Ponte”, “La rose de Personne/La Rosa di Nessuno”, “Materiali Foucaultiani”, “Millepiani”, “Oikos”, “Pléyade”, “Prisma”, “Quaderni materialisti”, “Scienze del territorio”, “Soft Power”, “Tellus”, “Trasversales”.
Recently he participated in the following research Projects of National Interest (PRIN): “Governamentalità biopolitica: inclusione e felicità. Genealogia storica e concettuale, sfide presenti e prospettive future di una politica per l’uomo e la società” (2013-2016); “Nuove Weltanschauungen per un’Europa dei popoli e delle culture” (2006-2008).
In his studies, Marzocca has investigated the political, ethical, social and historical aspects of power/knowledge systems and of governmental forms of our society. In this regard, his principal points of reference are the Michel Foucault’s analyses on Biopolitics, Governmentality, Liberal Political Rationality, and ‘Government of Self and Others’.
On these topics he has published, among other texts:
- Foucault ingovernabile: Dal bios all’ethos (Meltemi: Milano 2016);
- Il governo dell’ethos: La produzione politica dell’agire economico (Mimesis: Milano 2011);
- Perché il governo: Il laboratorio etico-politico di Foucault (Manifestolibri: Roma 2007).
Furthermore, he translated in Italian and edited the anthology of writings by Michel Foucault:
- Biopolitica e liberalismo: Detti e scritti su potere ed etica. 1975-1984 (Medusa: Milano 2001).
He was also the coordinating editor and wrote the Introduction to:
- Lessico di biopolitica (manifestolibri: Roma 2006) the French translation of which was published in 2009:
Lexique de Biopolitique: Les pouvoirs sur la vie (Erès: Toulouse 2009).
He has been also concerned with the influence of Contemporary Concepts of Space on the French philosophy of the twentieth century, Geo-philosophy and Italian Neo-Marxism.
On these matters he has published, among other texts:
- Filosofia dell’incommensurabile: Temi e metafore oltre-euclidee in Bachelard, Serres, Foucault, Deleuze, Virilio (Franco Angeli: Milano 1989);
- La stanchezza di Atlante: Crisi dell’universalismo e geofilosofia (Dedalo: Bari 1994);
- Transizioni senza meta: Oltremarxismo e antieconomia (Mimesis: Milano 1998).
Currently, Marzocca is working on the relationships between forms of politics, ethics and the world as space, place and environment; on these matters he has published:
- Il mondo comune. Dalla virtualità alla cura (manifestolibri, Roma 2019, 2nd edition);
and he has edited:
- VV., Governare l’ambiente? La crisi ecologica tra poteri, saperi e conflitti (Mimesis: Milano 2010).