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Violent Female Bodies: Questioning Thanatopolitics, by Adriana Cavarero

Among the various expressions of contemporary violence targeting helpless people unilaterally and at random, the phenomenon of women suicide bombers looks particularly uncanny. Characterized as it is by a “semantic excess,” the issue of female bodies imagined as bearers of life who turn into bearers of death seems to resist conceptualization, even conceptualization performed by […]

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Democratic Bodies, Biopolitically Correct, by Simona Forti

In “Democratic Bodies, Biopolitically Correct,” Simona Forti puts forth and responds to the contention that now, more than ever, the private/public distinction no longer holds. Forti argues that the progressive democratization of visibility, is concomitant with the inclusion of questions that were once thought to pertain to the most private and intimate spheres as topics […]

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Living the Biopolitical: Body and Resistance in Foucault and Merleau-Ponty, by Todd May

French philosophy often seems to operate by constantly moving forward and away from the current generation of its writers. This paper argues that, at least in one instance, this way of proceeding would be a mistake. Michel Foucault’s analysis of power, since it applies to the body, is well complemented by Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s corporeal analysis. […]

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Rethinking the Biopolitical Turn: From the Thanatopolitical to the Geneapolitical Paradigm, by Chiara Bottici

Bottici rethinks the significance of the notion of “biopolitics” by placing it within the more general genealogy of “politics” and analyzing the philosophical implications of its emergence and proliferation: why has “biopolitics” emerged at a certain point in time and why did it emerge in that specific way? After briefly reconstructing two major breaks in […]

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Reconstructing the Political, by Dominique Janicaud

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Dominique Janicaud, “Reconstructing the Political,” in “Heidegger and the Political,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 14:2–15:1 (1991), pp. 441–64.

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Postmodernist Elitism and Postmodern Struggles, by Lawrence Grossberg

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Lawrence Grossberg, “Postmodernist Elitism and Postmodern Struggles,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 13:2 (1990), pp. 215–40.

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Humanism and the Limits of Rationality, by Jean Grondin

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Jean Grondin, “Humanism and the Limits of Rationality,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16:2 (1993), pp. 417–32.

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Heidegger: The Twofold Beginning of Thinking, by Manfred Riedel

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Manfred Riedel, “Heidegger: The Twofold Beginning of Thinking,” trans. Felix Pryor-Ensslin, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16:2 (1993), pp. 433–65.

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Perhaps—A Modality? On the Way with Heidegger to Language, by Rodolphe Gasché

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Rodolphe Gasché, “Perhaps—A Modality? On the Way with Heidegger to Language,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16:2 (1993), pp. 467–84.

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Observing Re-entries, by Niklas Luhmann

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Niklas Luhmann, “Observing Re-entries,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16:2 (1993), pp. 485–98.

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