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    Bíos: Biopolitics and Philosophy.Roberto Esposito - 2008 - Univ of Minnesota Press.
    Roberto Esposito is one of the most prolific and important exponents of contemporary Italian political theory.
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    Immunitas: The Protection and Negation of Life.Roberto Esposito - 2011 - Polity.
    This book by Roberto Esposito - a leading Italian political philosopher - is a highly original exploration of the relationship between human bodies and societies. The original function of law, even before it was codified, was to preserve peaceful cohabitation between people who were exposed to the risk of destructive conflict. Just as the human body's immune system protects the organism from deadly incursions by viruses and other threats, law also ensures the survival of the community in a life-threatening situation. (...)
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  3. Communitas: The Origin and Destiny of Community.Roberto Esposito - 2009 - Stanford University Press.
    Introduction : nothing in common -- Fear -- Guilt -- Law -- Ecstasy -- Experience -- Appendix : nihilism and community.
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  4. Two: The Machine of Political Theology and the Place of Thought.Roberto Esposito - 2020 - Fordham University Press.
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    Third Person: Politics of Life and Philosophy of the Impersonal.Roberto Esposito - 2007 - Polity Press.
    Roberto Esposito is one of leading figures in a new generation of Italian philosophers. This book criticizes the notion of the person and develops an original account of the concept of the impersonal - what he calls the third person.
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    Community, Immunity, Biopolitics.Roberto Esposito & Zakiya Hanafi - 2013 - Angelaki 18 (3):83-90.
    In this article, Roberto Esposito lays out the genealogical pathways linking the three major concepts around which his most recent work has wound its way: community, immunity, and biopolitics. Although immunity is necessary to the preservation of our life, when driven beyond a certain threshold it forces life into a sort of cage where not only our freedom gets lost but also the very meaning of our existence – that opening of existence outside itself that takes the name of communitas. (...)
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    Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics.Roberto Esposito - 2012 - Fordham University Press.
    An invaluable introduction to the breadth and rigor of Esposito's thought, the book will also welcome readers already familiar with Esposito's characteristic skill in overturning and breaking open the language of politics.
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    Persons and Things.Roberto Esposito - 2016 - Paragraph 39 (1):26-35.
    The present article delineates how the Roman and Christian dispositif of the person has increasingly brought about a neat division between persons and things. This has had devastating effects for both. On the one hand, things are reduced not only to servile objects but also to disposable commodities. On the other, the process of derealization of things is paralleled by that of depersonalization of persons; different typologies of persons emerge, historically reproduced by the distinction between real persons and those that (...)
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  9. Persons and Things: From the Body's Point of View.Roberto Esposito - 2015 - Malden, MA: Polity.
    What is the relationship between persons and things? And how does the body transform this relationship? In this highly original new book, Roberto Esposito - one of Italy’s leading political philosophers - considers these questions and shows that starting from the body, rather than from the thing or the person, can help us to reconsider the status of both. Ever since its beginnings, our civilization has been based on a strict, unequivocal distinction between persons and things, founded on the instrumental (...)
     
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    Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience: The Bridge Between Mind and Brain.Filippo Cieri & Roberto Esposito - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
    In 1895 in the Project for a Scientific Psychology Freud tried to integrate psychology and neurology in order to develop a neuroscientific psychology. Since 1880 Freud made no distinction between psychology and physiology. His papers from the end of the 1880s to1890 were very clear on this scientific overlap: as with many of its contemporaries, Freud thought about psychology essentially as the physiology of the brain. Years later he had to surrender, realizing a technological delay, not capable to pursue its (...)
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  11. Living Thought: The Origins and Actuality of Italian Philosophy.Roberto Esposito - 2012 - Stanford University Press.
    The work of contemporary Italian thinkers, what Roberto Esposito refers to as Italian Theory, is attracting increasing attention around the world. This book explores the reasons for its growing popularity, its distinguishing traits, and why people are turning to these authors for answers to real-world issues and problems. The approach he takes, in line with the keen historical consciousness of Italian thinkers themselves, is a historical one. He offers insights into the great "unphilosophical" philosophers of life—poets, painters, politicians and revolutionaries, (...)
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    Categories of the impolitical.Roberto Esposito - 2015 - New York: Fordham University Press.
    The notion of the "impolitical" developed in this volume draws its meaning from the exhaustion of modernity's political categories, which have become incapable of giving voice to any genuinely radical perspective. The impolitical is not the opposite of the political but rather its outer limit: the border from which we might glimpse a trajectory away from all forms of political theology and the depoliticizing tendencies of a completed modernity. The book's reconstruction of the impolitical lineage-which is anything but uniform-begins with (...)
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    Totalitarianism or biopolitics? Concerning a philosophical interpretation of the twentieth century.Roberto Esposito - 2008 - Critical Inquiry 34 (4):633-644.
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    The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?Roberto Esposito - 2020 - Fordham University Press.
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    Terza Persona: Politica Della Vita E Filosofia Dell'impersonale.Roberto Esposito - 2007 - Einaudi.
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    Interview.Roberto Esposito & Anna Paparcone - 2006 - Diacritics 36 (2):49-56.
    In his first interview to appear in English, Esposito answers a number of questions as they relate to his elaboration of an affirmative biopolitics. He suggests where his own understanding of biopolitics converges and diverges with other contemporary Italian thinkers working on biopolitics, namely Giorgio Agamben and Antonio Negri, and then offers a concise summary of his own work on immunity, especially as it emerges in his Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy. He concludes the interview with a series of reflections on (...)
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    The immunization paradigm.Roberto Esposito & Timothy Campbell - 2006 - Diacritics 36 (2):23-48.
    In the following excerpt from Bios, Esposito sketches the template of immunity as a response to what he calls a "hermeneutic block" in Foucault's notion of biopolitics. After singling out those moments of greatest tension in Foucault's reading of biopolitics especially as it relates to Nazi thanatopolitics, Esposito sets out in detail the most important features of what he calls the immunization paradigm. Consisting of three dispositifs, namely sovereignty, property, and liberty, the immunitary paradigm has for Esposito a decisively modern (...)
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    Community and nihilism.Roberto Esposito - 2009 - Cosmos and History 5 (1):24-36.
    Developing the arguments put forward in books such as Communitas, in this article the political philosopher Roberto Esposito tries to overcome the customary opposition between the notions of community and nihilism. His aim is to rethink what community might mean in an age of ‘completed nihilism’. In a subtle genealogical and etymological analysis of the concept of community, he demonstrates how, rather than establishing a substantial and positive bond, community is constituted by nothingness, by a shared lack—which communal, communitarian and (...)
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    Postdemocracy and biopolitics.Roberto Esposito - 2019 - European Journal of Social Theory 22 (3):317-324.
    The problem facing society today, which is only superficially defined in terms of ‘postdemocracy’ or exorcised as populism, is not the limits or defects of democracy, but, on the contrary, its completion in the figure of its opposite. One must be aware that the horizon has profoundly and irreversibly changed. At this point, what is at stake is no longer a simple reform of society’s institutions; rather, we are faced with a socio-cultural transformation that runs much deeper than our entire (...)
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    The Third Person.Roberto Esposito - 2012 - Polity.
    All discourses aimed at asserting the value of human life as suchÑwhether philosophical, ethical, or politicalÑassume the notion of personhood as their indispensable point of departure. This is all the more true today. In bioethics, for example, Catholic and secular thinkers may disagree on what constitutes a person and its genesis, but they certainly agree on its decisive importance: human life is considered to be untouchable only when based on personhood. In the legal sphere as well the enjoyment of subjective (...)
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    Totalitarismo O biopolitica.Roberto Esposito - 2006 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 39:125-132.
    A pesar de su frecuente confusión, los paradigmas de totalitarismo y biopolítica resultan muy heterogéneos. Mientras el libro de Hannah Arendt, El origen del totalitarismo, todavía parece inscrito dentro del marco de la filosofía de la historia, aunque sea invertido y vuelto hacia el origen perdido (la polis griega), la categoría de biopolítica, tematizada a mitad de los años setenta por Michel Foucault, pero anticipada ya en la obra de Nietzsche, impide toda reconstrucción lineal de la relación entre pasado y (...)
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    Politics and human nature.Roberto Esposito - 2011 - Angelaki 16 (3):77 - 84.
    Angelaki, Volume 16, Issue 3, Page 77-84, September 2011.
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    Il dono della vita tra communitas e immunitas.Roberto Esposito - 2004 - Idee 55:31-43.
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  24. A philosophy for Europe: from the outside.Roberto Esposito - 2018 - Medford, MA, USA: Polity Press.
     
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  25. Biopolitics.Roberto Esposito - 2013 - In Timothy C. Campbell & Adam Sitze (eds.), Biopolitics: A Reader. Duke University Press.
     
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  26. Da fuori: una filosofia per l'Europa.Roberto Esposito - 2016 - Torino: Giulio Einaudi editore s.p.a..
     
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  27. Istituzione.Roberto Esposito - 2021 - Bologna: Il mulino.
  28. Immunità Comune: Biopolitica All'epoca Della Pandemia.Roberto Esposito - 2022 - Torino: Giulio Einaudi Editore S.P.A..
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  29. Instituting thought: three paradigms of political ontology.Roberto Esposito - 2021 - Medford: Polity.
    A leading Italian philosopher develops an original perspective on the crisis of contemporary politics.
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  30. Politica e negazione: per una filosofia affermativa.Roberto Esposito - 2018 - Torino: Giulio Einaudi editore.
     
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  31. Pensiero istituente: tre paradigmi di ontologia politica.Roberto Esposito - 2020 - Torino: Giulio Einaudi editore.
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  32. The enigma of biopolitics.Roberto Esposito - 2013 - In Timothy C. Campbell & Adam Sitze (eds.), Biopolitics: A Reader. Duke University Press.
     
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    Preface to Categories of the Impolitical.Roberto Esposito & Connal Parsley - 2009 - Diacritics 39 (2):99-115.
  34. Totalitarismo y biopolítica.Roberto Esposito & Julián Raúl Videla - 2016 - Las Torres de Lucca: Revista Internacional de Filosofía Política 5 (8):229-244.
    A pesar de su frecuente confusión, los paradigmas de totalitarismo y biopolítica resultan muy heterogéneos. Mientras el libro de Hannah Arendt, Los orígenes del totalitarismo, todavía parece inscrito dentro del marco de la filosofía de la historia, aunque sea invertido y vuelto hacia el origen perdido, la categoría de biopolítica, tematizada a mitad de los años setenta por Michel Foucault, pero anticipada ya en la obra de Nietzsche, impide toda reconstrucción lineal de la relación entre pasado y presente. La conexión (...)
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    La structure métapolitique de l'Occident.Roberto Esposito - 2014 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 111 (4):497.
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    Política y naturaleza humana.Roberto Esposito - 2020 - Cuadernos Filosóficos / Segunda Época 16.
    Despite all attempts at restoring it, the great humanist tradition could not resist the double trauma of Auschwitz and Hiroshima in which the very idea of humanity had been swallowed up by its opposite. Yet, beyond the critique of humanism carried out by twentieth-century philosophers such as Heidegger, the ancient profile of man as essentially humanus delineates itself again. On the other hand, as soon as the Nietzschean anthropo-technical – or biopolitical – vector of artificial intervention into the characteristics of (...)
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    Biologisches und politisches Leben.Roberto Esposito - 2016 - In Oliver Müller & Thiemo Breyer (eds.), Funktionen des Lebendigen. De Gruyter. pp. 93-104.
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    Vie biologique et vie politique.Roberto Esposito & Paolo Quintili - 2015 - Rue Descartes 87 (4):44.
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    The Return of Italian Philosophy.Roberto Esposito & Zakiya Hanafi - 2009 - Diacritics 39 (3):55-61.
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