Forza. potere e teoria politica. La "fisica del potere" di Foucault tra scienza e filosofia politica

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Power. power and political theory. Foucault's "physics of power" between science and political philosophy

Stefano Procacci*

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Through a look at the origins of Foucault's "analytic of power", this book proposes a theoretical research on some general problems of science and political philosophy, such as the "use of force" and "physical power" as a specific form of social power . What is the strictly physical dimension of power? How can it be defined? How does it work? What is your relationship with political and social structures? What is meant when we say that there is a "relationship of force", or that in a social relationship we "use force"? In this context, Foucault's analytical categories can establish a study of positive political theory; it is therefore possible to set up a pars construens moving from the thought of an author who is known above all for his acute and destructive criticisms. While the traditional use of the term evokes an objective dimension that is imposed as a guarantee of uniqueness and 'closure', force understood as "action on action" refers above all to processes of growth, accumulation and circulation of power. On this basis, and on the use of the concept of "productivity" as a model for thinking about "coercive exchange", there is a space for discussion with the "economic analysis of politics" and contemporary political science.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Power. power and political theory. Foucault's "physics of power" between science and political philosophy
Original languageItalian
PublisherEpoké
Number of pages285
Volume2018
ISBN (Print)978-88-99647-91-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Foucault
  • Political theory
  • Potere
  • Power
  • Use of force
  • teoria politica
  • uso della forza

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