Luisella Brusa Davide Tarizzo

Quality lives. About Biopolitical Rationality

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In contemporary biopolitical societies, "evaluation" is a fundamental instrument of control and administration of the quality of life. Within economics, evaluation allows to measure the objective happiness of the people; within epidemiology, it is a mean to foresee which risks threat our behaviors, and how to prevent them. The essay argues that this valuational-techno-rationality defines a new humanity, subjected to a new kind of anthropology and of power which is not theorized but applied and practiced every day.


  • biopolitical rationality
  • evaluation
  • quality of life
  • anthropology


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