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Classics in Theory Series

Biopolitics and Ancient Thought

Backman, Jussi (Academy of Finland Research Fellow, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyvaskyla) & Cimino, Antonio (Assistant Professor, Center for the History of Philosophy and Science,, Assistant Professor, Center for the History of Philosophy and Science,, Radboud University)

Biopolitics and Ancient Thought

Classics in Theory Series

Biopolitics and Ancient Thought

Classics in Theory Series: Biopolitics and Ancient Thought

 

The volume studies, from different perspectives, the relationship between ancient thought and biopolitics, that is, theories, discourses, and practices in which the biological life of human populations becomes the focal point of political government.


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Beschrijving Classics in Theory Series: Biopolitics and Ancient Thought

The volume studies, from different perspectives, the relationship between ancient thought and biopolitics, that is, theories, discourses, and practices in which the biological life of human populations becomes the focal point of political government. It thus continues and deepens the critical examination, in recent literature, of Michel Foucault's claim concerning the essentially modern character of biopolitics. The nine contributions comprised in the volume explore
and utilize the notions of biopolitics and biopower as conceptual tools for articulating the differences and continuities between antiquity and modernity and for narrating Western intellectual and political history in general. Without committing itself to any particular thesis or approach, the volume
evaluates both the relevance of ancient thought for the concept and theory of biopolitics and the relevance of biopolitical theory and ideas for the study of ancient thought. The volume is divided into three main parts: part I studies instances of biopolitics in ancient thought; part II focuses on aspects of ancient thought that elude or transcend biopolitics; and part III discusses several modern interpretations of ancient thought in the context of biopolitical theory.


ISBN
9780192847102
Pagina's
240
Verschenen
Serie
Classics in Theory Series
NUR
730
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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