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    Introduction: Italian Biopolitical Theory and Beyond: Genealogy, Psychoanalysis and Biology.Lorenzo Chiesa, Boštjan Nedoh & Marco Piasentier - 2016 - Paragraph 39 (1):1-9.
    This article tries to establish a possible dialogue between the way in which two influential contemporary theories, Roberto Esposito's biopolitical theory and Jacques Lacan's psychoanalysis, approach racism and the constitution of Otherness. After summing up key concepts in Esposito's theory, the article lays out the very deadlock in his work, represented by his assumption of racial difference or Otherness as inscribed in the bio-logical content of human life. However, by interpreting Jewishness under Nazism in terms of ‘undead’ ‘flesh without body’, (...)
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    At the Limits of the Political: Affect, Life, Things. [REVIEW]Marco Piasentier - 2020 - Contemporary Political Theory 19 (1):48-50.
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    The Vital Error: Where Evolutionary Biology and Genealogy Meet.Marco Piasentier - 2016 - Paragraph 39 (1):93-107.
    In On the Genealogy of Morality, Nietzsche sets up an opposition between the ‘naïveté of English biologists’ in their research on the evolution of life and a methodology that records the singularity and the contingency of natural events without introducing any finality: genealogy. Nietzsche shares with these scientists the need to trace the explanation of living beings back to a naturalistic framework liberated from theology, but he questions their linear and progressive conception of the evolution of life. This article explores (...)
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