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Utilitarian Biopolitics
Bentham, Foucault and Modern Power

ISBN 9781138664494
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

The works of Foucault and Bentham have been regularly examined in isolation, yet rarely has the relationship between them been discussed. This study traces the full breadth of that relationship within the fields of sexuality, criminology, ethics, economics and governance.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I Biopolitics of Interests; introI Introduction: From Interest to Norms; Chapter 1 Biopolitical Pleasure; Chapter 2 Biopolitical Pain; Part II Utilitarian Conduct of Conduct; introII Introduction: Legal Norms, Extralegal Norms and Utilitarian Conduct; Chapter 3 Law, Norm and the Control of Conduct; Chapter 4 The Secret Monitoring Plan; Part III The Biopolitical Expert; introIII Introduction: The Moralist and the Economist; Chapter 5 Are there Biopolitical Ethics?; Chapter 6 Political Economy as the Republic of Interests; Chapter 7 Epilogue: (De)Constructing Biopolitics;

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