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Szymon Wróbel



Biopolitics is often understood as a form of power that is exercised over a population, not over people. Within this paradigm, population is understood objectively as wealth, manpower, labour capacity, but also demographically as the object of statistical analysis. If biocommunism is to gain any political significance, if it is to become not only the result of the birth of biopower, but also an active and actual agent of new political devices, then it must face the problem of “population empowerment”. In this process of empowerment, “power over life” is to be transformed into “the power of life itself”. Biocommunism would therefore be a “community of life” which is intended to overcome immunological barriers. Within biocommunism life is the only “value” that should be shared. In this article I develop the thesis, according to which the “immune” is not simply different from the “common” but is its opposite.


biocommunism, hermeneutic communism, idealistic communism, population

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Szymon Wróbel. (2020). Biocommunism or Beyond the Biopolitical Paradigm. Philosophy Study, 10(5), 293-308.


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