Italian Biopolitical Thought

Gilles Deleuze, Immanence: a life ...

Taking as a point of departure Gilles Deleuze’s notion of “immanent life”, the course will explore the radical politics of life emerged in contemporary Italian philosophy, literature, and cultural theory. In particular, we will discuss the legacy of Friedrich Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, and Gilles Deleuze, as seen through the lenses of Italian biopolitics.

G. Agamben, "What Is an Apparatus?" and Other Essays, Stanford University Press; and State of Exception, University of Chicago Press, 2005
M. Cacciari, The Unpolitical: On the Radical Critique of Political Reason, Fordham University Press, 2009
G. Deleuze, Nietzsche and Philosophy, Columbia University Press, 2006
R. Esposito, Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy, University of Minnesota Press, 2008
M. Foucault, Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the College de France 1977—1978, Picador, 2009
T. Negri, Insurgencies: Constituent Power and the Modern State, University of Minnesota Press, 1999
G. Vattimo, Dialogue with Nietzsche, Columbia University Press, 2008

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