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  • Reflection on "the contemporary crisis" must take into account that, beyond financial problems in global capitalist administration, the crisis works over a fall of the human in relation to which every postulation of an affirmative biopolitics seems insufficient. The biopolitical condition responds to a process of nomic self-consecration of technical structures that dramatically increase the capacity to oppress without doing much for the capacity to tolerate it. This essay engages with Heidegger, Keynes, Weber and Schmitt, as thinkers of the "crisis," in order to understand their apotropaic modulations in the face of the biopolitical fall that they had themselves detected, and for which today we find ourselves without the conceptual apparatus we need to confront it.

published proceedings

  • Anales del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofia

author list (cited authors)

  • Moreiras, A.

complete list of authors

  • Moreiras, A

publication date

  • August 2013