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The concept of biopolitics and its perspective in political philosophy

Keywords: biopolitics, political subject, Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito
Language: In English

This article focuses on the historical development and use of the concept of biopolitics, outlining its conceptual development and conductive research in the context of 20th century political thought through the ideas of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, and Roberto Esposito. By demonstrating the use of this concept and the general critique of politics as biopolitics, the article highlights the concept’s explanatory prowess regarding analysis of contemporary events. Through this analysis it is demonstrated that biopolitics illuminates the ambiguity of
this concept and the attempts to define the subject within a political and legal discourse.