On the Possibilities for Future communisms: Rethinking Communism as Biocommunism

In Nicol A. Barria-Asenjo (ed.), Psychoanalysis Between Philosophy and Politics. LOOK Publications. pp. 266-280 (2023)
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Abstract

Biocommunism, while not a new concept, has yet to be the subject of considerable academic research. Wróbel has most recently taken it up. Beginning with Dyer-Witheford’s suggestion of a return to Marx’s concept of species-being, or Gattungswesen,4 this essay will elaborate on the influence of this term in the early Marx and the role which the notion of species held in the Kyoto School. The essay concludes with an allusion to Agamben and Butler that aims to provide a much-needed discussion about the feasibility of the term biocommunism as an improved notion of communism more suitable for the current reality.

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Philip Højme (Hoejme)
Polish Academy of Sciences (PhD)

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