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Problematization of the Modern: Bios

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter narrates a shift in anthropological problematization from nature and culture to the problem space of bios. It discusses philosopher Hans Blumenberg’s account of the legitimacy of ... More


Aristotle

Jussi Backman

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Homo Sacer, Giorgio Agamben’s transformative twenty-year project in political ontology, is framed at its very outset in terms of Aristotelian philosophy – read, as we will see, from a strongly ... More


Politics and Human Nature

in Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242641
eISBN:
9780823242689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Beginning with a reading of Heidegger's “Letter on Humanism” (1946), Chapter 8 asks how humanism can account for its own opposite, namely, the dual traumas of Hiroshima and Auschwitz, or the mass ... More


Identity, Nature, Life: Three Biopolitical Deconstructions

Judith Revel

in The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255962
eISBN:
9780823261284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255962.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter by Revel argues that Foucault advances an affirmative biopolitics centered on the self-fashioning of subjectivity, but this “form of life” is attainable only if subjectivation is a ... More


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