From Biopolitics and Necropolitics to Geo-Politics and Body-Politics of Knowledge

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The article focuses on the interrelated epistemic and ontological dimensions of the global crisis of modernity. The critical analysis of the possible ways out offered within various Western and non-Western paradigms (such as biopolitics and necropolitics) is provided. The author argues for the decolonial (post)continental geopolitics and body-politics of knowledge stressing locality as the epistemological correlation with the sensing body perceiving the world from a particular locale and particular local history rather than a geo-historical location of the knowing subject. Rethinking of the Cartesian formula «I think therefore I am» into «I am where I think» comes along with discrediting of neo-liberal market teleology and the last progressive-universalist vector of global history vanishes together with the last closed utopia of the global salvation.

M V Tlostanova

hphilosophy@mail.ru
People's Friendship University of Russia

Кафедра истории философииФакультет гуманитарных и социальных наук; Российский университет дружбы народов; People's Friendship University of Russia

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