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Biopolitics

The Biopolitics of Beheading

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Michel Foucault described the way the French penal system underwent the transition from chaotic public execution to a carefully managed prison regimen from which the public was largely veiled. What does that experience tell us about the choreographed and quite cold-blooded executions perpetrated and publicly disseminated in YouTube videos by ISIS?

A Former IVF Baby on "Three-Parent IVF"

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

There are large social and ethical considerations that mitochondrial replacement forces us to confront. Most importantly, this technology raises one of the thorniest questions humanity will ever face: are we willing to genetically modify future generations of humans?

A Conversation with Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis of the Biopolitics International Organization

Michael Nevradakis | Posted 12.03.2012 | World
Michael Nevradakis

Some of the world's foremost thinkers are often those who remain outside the limelight. One such thinker is Professor Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis, the president and founder of the Biopolitics International Organization, based in Athens.

Diagnosing The 'Personhood' Problem: It's In Your Brain

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 01.20.2012 | Home
Jonathan D. Moreno

Why do we have trouble defining what a "person" is? The answer may lie in human evolutionary antiquity. It seems that the neuroscientific and evolutionary evidence for a hard-wired but increasingly dysfunctional idea of personhood is compelling.

Beyond Vaccine Politics to Biopolitics

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Even in an election cycle that is dominated by the economy, feelings about cultural issues continue to be the most raw, especially where the power of modern medical science seems to conflict with tradition values. Welcome to the era of biopolitics.