Tag | Biopolitics

Infopolitics, Biopolitics, Anatomopolitics: Toward a Genealogy of the Power of Data, by Colin Koopman

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here.  Colin Koopman is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the New Media and Culture Program at the University of Oregon. He is the author of two books, Genealogy as Critique: Foucault and the Problems of Modernity (Indiana University Press, 2013), and Pragmatism as Transition: Historicity and Hope in James, Dewey, and […]

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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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