Because of its roots in personal, religious and affective experiences, Barolini's commitment to politics is termed impolitical
, an adjective that is given the semantic density that it has in the work of the contemporary political philosopher Roberto Esposito.
As Alessia Ricciardi explains: "As she presents it, decreation amounts to abolishing the self so that God can be everything." Alessia Ricciardi, "From Decreation to Bare Life: Weil, Agamben and the Impolitical
," Diacritics 39, no.
Life--that is, the Impolitical
(l'Impolitico)--must be politicized through a complex operation that has the structure of an exception.
(20.) See Roberto Esposito's idea that the "impolitical
" is the "differential tension between the interior and the exterior [of the political], a tension that, insofar as it lies just outside the political, determines its existence in the form of an implicit, but ineluctable presupposition" (Categories de l'impolitique [1988, 1999], trans.