Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Improper LifeTechnology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Timothy C. Campbell

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816674640

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816674640.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MINNESOTA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.minnesota.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Minnesota Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MNSO for personal use.date: 25 May 2022

Divisions of the Proper

Divisions of the Proper

Heidegger, Technology, and the Biopolitical

(p.1) 1 Divisions of the Proper
Improper Life

Ttimothy. C. Campbell

University of Minnesota Press

Scholars have attempted to connect Martin Heidegger’s philosophy to a broader movement of contemporary thanatopolitical thought. This chapter illustrates the path of that movement by analyzing two terms that have appeared throughout Heidegger’s thought. First is technē, which has occupied a central place in four of the texts compiled in Parmenides; the second term is biopolitics, which is rarely, if ever, mentioned in connection with Heidegger’s thought. The chapter argues that the conception of contemporary biopolitics is deeply indebted to Heidegger’s ontological discussion of technology. This intersection provides the ground for the thanatopolitical emphasis of biopolitics, which greatly characterizes contemporary political philosophy.

Keywords:   Martin Heidegger, thanatopolitics, technē, biopolitics, Heideggerian technology, political philosophy

Minnesota Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.