Bios : Biopolitics and Philosophy

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Roberto 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 extra individual, namely, the community. 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.
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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • Minnesota, United States
  • English
  • 0816649901
  • 9780816649907
  • 162,038

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