One Paradigm, Two Potentialities: Freedom, Sovereignty and Foucault in Agamben’s Reading of Aristotle’s ‘δύναμις’ (<i>dynamis</i>)

  • David Bleeden DePaul University

Abstract

This piece considers especially the concept of potentiality in Agamben, and how it is indebted to and present in Foucault’s thought. It draws on Aristotle to highlight important aspects of potentiality and to consider Agamben’s interpretation of it. The paper thus indicates some of the important ontological and methodological aspects of the relations between Foucault and Agamben.

Author Biography

David Bleeden, DePaul University
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Published
2010-11-01
Section
Special Issue on Foucault and Agamben