Starting from Agamben’s revival of Foucault and Benjamin, the proposal is to examine the link between politics, state of exception and life. Politics considered as biopolitics is a special place where the fundamental structure of Agamben’s philosophy, which is the exclusion/inclusion game, finds its application. From this stem the homo sacer’s figure as a paradigm of the exclusion of natural life from politics and the idea of camp as result of “ontologicalbiopolitical machine of the West”. In fact, this thought leans on an ontological consideration and it is only through a renewed ontology that it will be possible to return life to its place, as bare life, and to open the way to the coming community.

Keywords: Giorgio Agamben; bare life; biopolitics; camp; communit; form-of-life; sovereignty; state of exception.