Ilivitzky, M., Origins of biopolitics: Tensions between Foucault and Arendt [Orígenes de la biopolítica: tensiones entre Foucault y Arendt] Araucaria Volume 14, Issue 27, 2012, Pages 24-41
This article aims to explore the differences between the views that Michel Foucault and Hannah Arendt respectively held of the political sphere in general and of its relation with biological, social and economical processes in particular. Hence, the theoretical presumptions present in Foucault’s La volonté de savoir will be contrasted with those analyzed by Arendt in her work The Human Condition. In the conclusions Giorgio Agamben’s desire of reunion of part of these authors’ weltanshauungen over this topic will be enquired.
Action; Biopolitics; Hannah Arendt; Michel Foucault; Politics