Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (19/04/2013 02.51)

The relation between life and power in the intersection between law, biology and economy with specific reference to the concept developed in Italy on the philosophical category of bio-politics and more generally on the contemporary Italian philosophy

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The aim of the research is to study the relation between power and human life usually known as “bio-politics”. The focus of the research will be on the intersection between the fields of law, medicine and economy. Certainly, in this horizon, considering the particularly complexity of the subject, technology and especially biotechnologies become prominent. The purpose of this research is to highlight the potentials and the risks of these still unknown connections through an analysis which should be together historical and theoretical, analytical and critical. Despite the debate in this field have reached international contexts, the research will take focus on the Italian reflection in this area. In Italy the research on the bio-politics, born in France from Michel Foucault, has known a very significant and original development. The research intends to go into deep this field of analysis through comparison of a series of other philosophical traditions

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Eligibility criteria

The candidate should already have been awarded a research doctorate in philosophical disciplines. It is required the knowledge of two languages among English, French and German

Selection process

The selection Committee will consist of three Professors or Experts in this field. The committee will form the merit ranking publishing the total score obtained by every single candidate from the qualifications and the oral examination

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Total amount per fellowship per year19367.00
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
Maximum duration of fellowship12
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane

Firenze - Italy