Critical theory and affirmative biopolitics: Nietzsche and the domination of nature in Adorno/Horkheimer

@article{Lemm2010CriticalTA,
  title={Critical theory and affirmative biopolitics: Nietzsche and the domination of nature in Adorno/Horkheimer},
  author={Vanessa Lemm},
  journal={Journal of Power},
  year={2010},
  volume={3},
  pages={75 - 95}
}
The central problem of enlightenment is that it rests on the domination of nature achieved through the separation of human life from other forms of life by means of instrumental rationality and representational thinking. Instead, the true practice of enlightenment calls for an affirmative biopolitics: a politics of life that contributes to the pluralization of inherently singular forms of life. This article argues that such politics requires, first, a cultural memory which recovers the… Expand
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