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The Implications of Immanence: Toward a New Concept of Life

Leonard Lawlor


This book develops a philosophy of life in opposition to the notion of “bio-power,” which reduces the human to the question of power over what Giorgio Agamben terms “bare life,” mere biological existence. Breaking with all biologism or vitalism, the book attends to the dispersion of death at the heart of life, in the “minuscule hiatus” that divides the living present, separating lived experience from the living body and, crucially for phenomenology, inserting a blind spot into a visual field. This book charts a post-phenomenological French ... More

Keywords: bio-power, biologism, vitalism, phenomenology, life-ism, philosophy of life, conceptual tools

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780823226535
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823226535.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leonard Lawlor, author