By Bruno Gulli

ISBN-10: 1592139795

ISBN-13: 9781592139798

A fierce critique of productiveness and sovereignty on the earth of work and lifestyle, Bruno Gulli's "Earthly Plenitudes" asks, Can exertions exist with out sovereignty and with out capitalism? He introduces the idea that of dignity of individuation to instructed a rethinking of different types of political ontology. Dignity of individuation stresses the thought that the honor of every and any one being lies in its being individuated as such; dignity is the irreducible and such a lot crucial personality of any being. Singularity is a extra common caliber. Gulli first experiences techniques to sovereignty by way of philosophers as different as Gottfried Leibniz and Georges Bataille, after which seems at concrete examples the place the alliance of sovereignty and capital cracks below the efficiency of dwelling hard work. He examines contingent educational exertions to illustrate of the super-exploitation of work, which has turn into a world phenomenon, and as such, a transparent chance to the sovereign good judgment of capital. Gulli additionally appears to be like at incapacity to say new degree of humanity can in simple terms be stumbled on open air the schemes of sovereignty, productiveness, potency, and independence, via care and taking care of others, in harmony and interdependence.

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Thus, it might be good to make the universalizing moment explicit and stronger and stay at the level of the process, rather than close it with a finished product having the air of absoluteness. In this sense, I would propose Robert McRuer’s immensely fruitful concept of “temporary or contingent universalization,” which would replace what he calls “a banal, humanistic universalization” (2006: 157). I refer again to McRuer’s work on disability and queerness more extensively in Chapter 5, but this concept can be extracted at this point and used in a perhaps wider sense than McRuer himself might intend.

66). In one word, subsidiarity is care. Carrozza is interested in the application of the principle of subsidiarity to international law and, particularly, to the question of human rights. What is important is that in international law subsidiarity can be understood to be a conceptual alternative to the comparatively empty and unhelpful idea of state sovereignty. (p.

From the language of Christianity we are back, conceptually, to Aristotle and post-Aristotelian philosophy. On the one hand, we have universal love; on the other, the idea that the good life is the result of our choices, of habit. But how do love and happiness relate to each other? According to Leibniz : Love . . signifies rejoicing in the happiness of another, or, what is the same thing, converting the happiness of another into one’s own. ) In the short piece called “Felicity,” Leibniz says: “To love is to find pleasure in the perfection of another” (p.

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