Carlo Galli was born in 1950. Graduated in Philosophy, in 1983 he became Associate Professor and in 2000 Full Professor in History of Political Thought at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bologna. Since 2004 he is at the Department of History, Culture, Civilization of the University of Bologna. Since 2013 he is on leave as a member of the Italian Parliament. His research field concerns the history of modern and contemporary political thought, and published books and articles on the Frankfurt School, french catholic theorists of counter-revolution, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Weber, Arendt, Strauss, Voegelin, Löwith, Jünger, Schmitt, Vitoria (also translating several texts by the last three authors). He has also worked on a variety of research projects on some key concepts of political theory, such as authority, representation, technics, State, war, ethics, nature, politics, totalitarianism, modernity, foreign/citizen, nihilism, evil, space, globalization, multiculturalism, right/left, political theology, democracy.
His works has been translated in English, French, German, Spanish.