Iván Torres Apablaza
Universidad Andres Bello, Chile


This paper examines the notion of control in its hermeneutic potential to analyse shifts in the contemporary diagram of power. The path chosen to problematize this notion involves a Foucaultian reading passing through the critical gesture by a critical ontology of present time, focusing on a diagnostics which inform such a notion and its contrast to contemporary ways of governmentality. As a conclusion, Deleuze and his receivers’s proposal is unfinished, therefore it is needed to link it to a strategic scale of analysis involving neoliberal government practices beyong their technical arrangements, looking to differential control criteria informing contemporary ways of life management in our societies.

Keywords: Control society, governmentality, security device, neoliberalism, discipline.