Philosophers and the machine: French philosophy of slavery from Espinas to Kojève

Philosophers and the machine: French philosophy of slavery from Espinas to Kojèv Discussants: Arthur Bradley (University of Lancaster) In the final volume of his long-running Homo Sacer project, The Use of Bodies (2015), Giorgio Agamben offers a controversial defence of Aristotle’s notorious theory of natural slavery. To be sure, Agamben’s own archaeology of slavery in …