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Biopolityka: Od Michela Foucaulta do Giorgio Agambena
Utrecht University, Netherlands.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8520-6785
2010 (Polish)In: Estetyka i Krytyka, ISSN 1643-1243, Vol. 2, no Suppl. 2, 147-155 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to examine the concept of biopolitics - a form of power/politics the object of which is the very biological life (Aristotle's zoe ) of the human species. Although the term of biopolitics was employed for the first time at the beginning of the 20th century by a Swedish theorist, Rudolf Kjellén, it is Michel Foucault who thoroughly discussed it and conducted its genealogy. Taking Foucault's analyses as my point of departure, I will examine Giorgio Agamben's negative idea of biopolitics (tanathopolitics) that sets a threshold below which life can be annihilated with impunity. Finally, I will raise the question of the possibility of an affirmative biopolitics.

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Krakow, Poland: Jagiellonian University Press , 2010. Vol. 2, no Suppl. 2, 147-155 p.
Keyword [en]
biopolitics, life, power, subject, gender
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114673OAI: diva2:791973
3. Ogolnopolska Konferencja „Kierunki badawcze w Filozofii”[3rd National Conference "New Directions in Philosophy"]The conference took place on 29-30 January 2009 at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow

The article was published in a special post-conference issue of "Estetyka i Krytyka" [Eng. "Esthetics and Critique".

e-ISBN: 978-83-233-8676-6.

ISBN 978-83-233-2967-1

Available from: 2015-03-02 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2015-03-19

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