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Catherine Malabou, philosopher and author, talking about Jacques Derrida’s critique of Michel Foucault and Giorgio Agamben in The Beast and The Sovereign. In this lecture Catherine Malabou discusses Heidegger’s critique of metaphysics, Foucault’s critique of sovereignty, the distinction between zoe and bios, the relationship between bestiality and human life, political life, the logic of sacrifice and poetry as a new discourse on life in relationship to Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Jacques Derrida and Martin Heidegger focusing on the ontology of time, biopolitics, Homo sacer, the materiality of life, vegetal life, death, deconstruction and the distinction between the biological and symbolic.

Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe.

With thanks to Dirk Felleman for this link

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