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Terms of the Political: Community, Immunity, Biopolitics

Roberto Esposito


One of contemporary Italy's most prolific and engaging political theorists, Roberto Esposito has coined a number of critical concepts in current debates about the past, present, and future of biopolitics – from his work on the implications of the etymological and philosophical kinship of community (communitas) and immunity (immunitas) to his theorizations of the impolitical and the impersonal. Terms of Politics: Community, Immunity, and Biopolitics presents a decade of Esposito's thought on the origins and possibilities of political theory. With interlocutors from throughout the western philos ... More

Keywords: Biopolitics, Immunity, Community, Italian political philosophy/ political theory, Impersonal, Impolitical, Violence, Melancholy, Totalitarianism, Nazism, Personhood

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823242641
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823242641.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roberto Esposito, author