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Sub- and Semi- [Paolo Virno, Jokes and Innovative Action]

Yet another in comparison small, but nevertheless bold theoretical volume by Paolo Virno which has been published in English translation. To say it outright: It is rather unfortunate that a wider international audience yet again gets just a 100+ page book by this Italian author, especially if one takes into account the critical attention his [...]

1968 – Biopolitical Philosophy and its Historical Fundamentum. Take one

One of the peculiar features of the (recent) biopolitical philosophy has been its constant urge to periodize. For sure, this urge to historicize (itself) is nothing exclusive to biopolitical theory: the same could amount to pretty much every intellectual activity in modern times. But, nevertheless, I will claim that this recent obsession in periodizing is [...]