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    DescriptionRoberto Esposito is one of the most prolific and important exponents of contemporary Italian political theory. Bios"-his first book to be translated into English-builds on two decades of highly regarded thought, including his thesis that the modern individual-with all of its civil and political rights as well as its moral powers-is an attempt to attain immunity from the contagion of the extraindividual, namely, the community. In Bios, "Esposito applies such a paradigm of immunization to the analysis of the radical transformation of the political into biopolitics. Bios" discusses the origins and meanings of biopolitical discourse, demonstrates why none of the categories of modern political thought is useful for completely grasping the essence of biopolitics, and reconstructs the negative biopolitical core of Nazism. Esposito suggests that the best contemporary response to the current deadly version of biopolitics is to understand what could make up the elements of a positive biopolitics-a politics of life rather than a politics of mastery and negation of life. In his introduction, Timothy Campbell situates Esposito's arguments within American and European thinking on biopolitics. A comprehensive, illuminating, and highly original treatment of a critically important topic, Bios "introduces an English-reading public to a philosophy that will critically impact such wide-ranging current debates as stem cell research, euthanasia, and the war on terrorism. Roberto Esposito teaches contemporary philosophy at the Italian Institute for the Human Sciences in Naples. His books include Categorie dell impolitico, Nove pensieri sulla politica, Communitas: orgine e destino della comunita, " and Immunitas: protezione e negazione della vita." Timothy Campbell is associate professor of Italian studies in the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University and the author of Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi" (Minnesota, 2006).


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    Title
    Bios
    Subtitle
    Biopolitics and Philosophy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roberto Esposito, Translated by Timothy Campbell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 376 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780816649907
    ISBN 10: 0816649901
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    DC22: 320.01
    B&T General Subject: 650
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL010000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: PHI031000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: JA80 .E7713 2008
    Publisher
    University of Minnesota Press
    Imprint name
    University of Minnesota Press
    Publication date
    17 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Minneapolis