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To inculcate the obligation of responsibility—has this not been the aspiration of almost all of those who hope to govern human beings, who seek to implant technologies of self-mastery in each individual who is to live life in freedom? This chapter briefly reviews some of the configurations for the “conduct of conduct,” in which responsibility has been central, and argues that it is misleading to associate an ethopolitics of responsibility with neoliberalism, as has been attempted by a number of recent writers. The ubiquity of the term resilience in contemporary political discourse suggests that this ethic of responsibility is being...

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