This paper aims to provide an assessment of the relationship between the liberal thinking and the forms of biopolitics. For this purpose, the paper presents a double movement, which goes from the liberalism of the free market to the thought of T.H. Engelhardt, to then return from the latter to the first. Hence, it will be understood why even in Engelhardt it is so essential that questionable and phenomenologically incorrect conception–owner of the body–which marks the link between liberalism and the economic doctrine of the free market and that, in fact, substantiates the thesis of the Texan philosopher about the “person”. Further, it will be discussed why in his thought two different theses simultaneously emerge: the one claiming the inability of universal health care for all “moral foreigners” and the one stating the non- public disregard towards “non-person human beings”. In the background the open question is whether it is this type of liberalism to become a source of indifference or it is just a strange form of ethos of indifference to feed into it.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The liberalism of the indifferent. Biopolitics in the age of moral foreigners|
|Number of pages||31|
|Journal||MEDICINA E MORALE|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- moral foreigners
- stranieri morali