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Wållgren, Ingrid LU (2010) STVK01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The biopolitical agenda hosts some of the most heated debates in the current
political situation. Despite the fact that it is a field of growing relevance for society, few have heard of the ideologies and idéas that constitute biopolitics. This might be explained by the insight that biopolitics is still breaking relatively new political ground. As we slowly progress towards the future, the importance of biopolitics will, however, grow bigger. Being the political spectrum that reflects various positions towards the sociopolitical consequences of the biotech revolution, the time for further noticing its potential is now. In this paper I approach the two most prominent ideologies within biopolitics. My ambition is to pinpoint their... (More)
The biopolitical agenda hosts some of the most heated debates in the current
political situation. Despite the fact that it is a field of growing relevance for society, few have heard of the ideologies and idéas that constitute biopolitics. This might be explained by the insight that biopolitics is still breaking relatively new political ground. As we slowly progress towards the future, the importance of biopolitics will, however, grow bigger. Being the political spectrum that reflects various positions towards the sociopolitical consequences of the biotech revolution, the time for further noticing its potential is now. In this paper I approach the two most prominent ideologies within biopolitics. My ambition is to pinpoint their occurring idéas, to understand them in a historical context and pursue a critical analysis of the withheld idéas. The analysis maps out the two biopolitical ideologies, bioconservatism and transhumanism, and points out various strenghts, flaws and irrational arguments that can be found in their display of various idéas. (Less)
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author
Wållgren, Ingrid LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
En idékritisk analys av biopolitiskens ideologier
course
STVK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
idéhistoria, idékritik, transhumanism, Biopolitik, biokonservatism
language
Swedish
additional info
en kompletterad uppsats: den första var för lång
id
1608373
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 13:14:07
date last changed
2010-06-29 13:14:07
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  abstract     = {The biopolitical agenda hosts some of the most heated debates in the current 
political situation. Despite the fact that it is a field of growing relevance for society, few have heard of the ideologies and idéas that constitute biopolitics. This might be explained by the insight that biopolitics is still breaking relatively new political ground. As we slowly progress towards the future, the importance of biopolitics will, however, grow bigger. Being the political spectrum that reflects various positions towards the sociopolitical consequences of the biotech revolution, the time for further noticing its potential is now. In this paper I approach the two most prominent ideologies within biopolitics. My ambition is to pinpoint their occurring idéas, to understand them in a historical context and pursue a critical analysis of the withheld idéas.  The analysis maps out the two biopolitical ideologies, bioconservatism and transhumanism, and points out various strenghts, flaws and irrational arguments that can be found in their display of various idéas.},
  author       = {Wållgren, Ingrid},
  keyword      = {idéhistoria,idékritik,transhumanism,Biopolitik,biokonservatism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {På spaning efter den tid som förestår},
  year         = {2010},
}