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Third person : politics of life and philosophy of the impersonal

Author: Roberto Esposito
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
All discourses aimed at asserting the value of human life as such whether philosophical, ethical, or political assume the notion of personhood as their indispensable point of departure. This is all the more true today. In bioethics, for example, Catholic and secular thinkers may disagree on what constitutes a person and its genesis, but they certainly agree on its decisive importance: human life is considered to be  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto Esposito
Language Note: In English; translated from Italian.
OCLC Number: 798902889
Description: 177 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Double life: the machine of the human services --
Person, human, thing --
Third person --
Non-person --
The animal --
The other --
He/she --
The Neuter --
The Outside --
The event.
Other Titles: Terza persona.
Responsibility: Roberto Esposito ; translated by Zakiya Hanafi.


Roberto Esposito is one of leading figures in a new generation of Italian philosophers. This book criticizes the notion of the person and develops an original account of the concept of the  Read more...
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'Third Person recasts the nebulous history of biopolitics with insight and ingenuity. Weaving together the biological, anthropological, linguistic and philosophic filaments of its genesis, Esposito Read more...

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