This work aims to inquire the relation between biopolitics and freedom in the thought of Michel Foucault, particularly in the last phase of his life (1978-1984). Here we see how his encounter with ancient philosophy allowed him to experience the practice of philosophy: the work of self formation that the greek called askesis. Very important for this objective is the use of 'techne tou biou' (technology of self). I try to demonstrate that: this new way of practicing philosophical askesis evokes Foucault’s ethical resistance to modern relations of power and knowledge (biopower and biopolitics) and open the possibility of contemporary practices of freedom.

Biopolitica e libertà in Michel Foucault

DOMENICALI, Filippo
2008

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This work aims to inquire the relation between biopolitics and freedom in the thought of Michel Foucault, particularly in the last phase of his life (1978-1984). Here we see how his encounter with ancient philosophy allowed him to experience the practice of philosophy: the work of self formation that the greek called askesis. Very important for this objective is the use of 'techne tou biou' (technology of self). I try to demonstrate that: this new way of practicing philosophical askesis evokes Foucault’s ethical resistance to modern relations of power and knowledge (biopower and biopolitics) and open the possibility of contemporary practices of freedom.
Biopolitica, Libertà, Potere, Governo, Foucault
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