Advancing Global Bioethics

Bioethics and Biopolitics

Theories, Applications and Connections

Editors: Kakuk, Péter (Ed.)

  • The first book to investigate the diffuse relationship between bioethics and biopolitics in contemporary social settings
  • Brings together a group of top scholars linking various concepts of biopolitics to the much debated issues of bioethics
  • Provides the reader with major insights and orientation in the different contemporary usages of the concept and theories of biopolitics
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This volume links three different theoretical approaches that have a common focus on the relationship between biopolitics and bioethics. This collection of papers can be categorized into different domains that are representative of the contemporary usage of biopolitics as a concept. On the one hand, several chapters develop a clear and up-to-date understanding of the primary sources of the concept and related theories of Agamben, Negri or Foucault and approach the question of relevance within the field of bioethics. Another group of papers apply the philosophical concepts and theories of biopolitics (biopower, Homo Sacer, biocitizenship) on very specific currently debated bioethical issues. Some scholars rely on the more mundane understanding of (bio)politics and investigate how its relationship with bioethics could be philosophically conceptualized. Additionally, this work also contains papers that follow a more legally oriented analysis on the effects of contemporary biopolitics on human rights and European law.

The authors are philosophers, legal scholars or bioethicists. The major strength of this volume is to provide the reader with major insights and orientation in these different contemporary usages of the concept and theories of biopolitics, within the context of its various ethically relevant applications.

About the authors

Péter Kakuk is a philosopher, bioethicists currently teaching at the University of Debrecen, Hungary. He is research associate at the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine at the Central European University and he is member of the Medical Research Council of Hungary. His publications focused on various issues related to current debates in bioethics and modern philosophy.

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  • Biopolitics and Biopower: The Foucauldian Approach and Its Contemporary Relevance

    Ádám Takács

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eBook $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioethics and Biopolitics
Book Subtitle
Theories, Applications and Connections
Editors
  • Péter Kakuk
Series Title
Advancing Global Bioethics
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66249-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66249-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66247-3
Series ISSN
2212-652X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 135
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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