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  • Before or After, at the Same Time: Rome, Milan, and Fabio Mauri, 1948–1968

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9783906915449
    • Publisher: Hauser & Wirth Publishers
    • Published: November 2019
  • Coming Community

    By Giorgio Agamben

    Our Price: $19.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816622351
    • Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
    • Published: 1998
  • End of the Poem: Studies In Poetics

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804730211
    • Publisher: STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: June 1999
    (The Meridian Series: Crossing Aesthetics).
  • Karman: A Brief Treatise on Action, Guilt, and Gesture

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781503602144
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Karman: A Brief Treatise on Action, Guilt, and Gesture (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781503605824
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: April 2018
  • Language and Death: The Place of Negativity

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780816649235
    • Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
    • Published: September 2006
    Agamben (philosophy, Collége International de Philosophie in Paris and U. of Macerata in Italy) has synthesized the ideas and materials presented at a seminar held in 1979 and 1980 in which he was one of five participants. He explores the relation between language and death as it surfaces at certain decisive moments in Western philosophy, particularly in Hegel. Pinkus (literature and romance studies, Duke U.) translated Il linguaggio e la morte: Un seminario sul luogo della negaivitá, published in 1982 by Guilio Einaudi editore, Turin. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Profanations

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781890951832
    • Publisher: Zone Books
    • Published: February 2015
    The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has always been an original reader of texts, understanding their many rich historical, aesthetic, and political meanings and effects. InProfanations, Agamben has assembled for the first time some of his most pivotal essays on photography, the novel, and film. A meditation on memory and oblivion, on what is lost and what remains,Profanations proves yet again that Agamben is one of the most provocative writers of our time. In ten essays, Agamben ponders a series of literary and philosophical problems: the relation among genius, ego, and theories of subjectivity; the problem of messianic time as explicated in both images and lived experience; parody as a literary paradigm; and the potential of magic to provide an ethical canon.The range of topics and themes addressed here attest to the creativity of Agamben's singular mode of thought and his persistent concern with the act of witnessing, sometimes futile, sometimes earth-shattering. "In Praise of Profanity," the central essay of this short but dense book, confronts the question of profanity as the crucial political task of the moment. An act of resistance to every form of separation, the concept of profanation reorients perceptions of how power, consumption, and use interweave to produce an urgent political modality and desire: to profane the unprofanable. Agamben not only provides a new and potent theoretical model but describes it with a writerly style that itself forges inescapable links among literature, politics, and philosophy.
  • Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781890951177
    • Publisher: Zone Books
    • Published: January 2002
    In this book the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony."In its form, this book is a kind of perpetual commentary on testimony. It did not seem possible to proceed otherwise. At a certain point, it became clear that testimony contained at its core an essential lacuna; in other words, the survivors bore witness to something it is impossible to bear witness to. As a consequence, commenting on survivors' testimony necessarily meant interrogating this lacuna or, more precisely, attempting to listen to it. Listening to something absent did not prove fruitless work for this author. Above all, it made it necessary to clear away almost all the doctrines that, since Auschwitz, have been advanced in the name of ethics."--Giorgio Agamben
  • State of Exception

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226009254
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: January 2005
    Two months after the attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration, in the midst of what it perceived to be a state of emergency, authorized the indefinite detention of noncitizens suspected of terrorist activities and their subsequent trials by a military commission. Here, distinguished Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben uses such circumstances to argue that this unusual extension of power, or "state of exception," has historically been an underexamined and powerful strategy that has the potential to transform democracies into totalitarian states.The sequel to Agamben's Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, State of Exception is the first book to theorize the state of exception in historical and philosophical context. In Agamben's view, the majority of legal scholars and policymakers in Europe as well as the United States have wrongly rejected the necessity of such a theory, claiming instead that the state of exception is a pragmatic question. Agamben argues here that the state of exception, which was meant to be a provisional measure, became in the course of the twentieth century a normal paradigm of government. Writing nothing less than the history of the state of exception in its various national contexts throughout Western Europe and the United States, Agamben uses the work of Carl Schmitt as a foil for his reflections as well as that of Derrida, Benjamin, and Arendt.In this highly topical book, Agamben ultimately arrives at original ideas about the future of democracy and casts a new light on the hidden relationship that ties law to violence.
  • Taste (The Italian List)

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780857424365
    • Publisher: Seagull Books
    • Published: December 2017
  • The Adventure (MIT Press)

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780262037594
    • Publisher: The MIT Press
    • Published: March 2018
  • The Highest Poverty: Monastic Rules and Form-of-Life

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804784061
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: May 2013
    In this book, Agamben investigates monasticism from its beginnings up through the Franciscan movement in an attempt to find a new form-of-life that escapes from the logic of Western politics as put forth in his Homo Sacer series.
  • The Kingdom and the Glory

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804760157
    • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
    • Published: September 2011
  • The Time That Remains

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804743822
    • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
    • Published: November 2005
    In The Time That Remains, Agamben seeks to separate the Pauline texts from the history of the Church that canonized them, thus revealing them to be "the fundamental messianic texts of the West." He argues that Paul's letters are concerned not with the foundation of a new religion but rather with the "messianic" abolition of Jewish law. Situating Paul's texts in the context of early Jewish messianism, this book is part of a growing set of recent critiques devoted to the period when Judaism and Christianity were not yet fully distinct, placing Paul in the context of what has been called "Judaeo-Christianity." Agamben's philosophical exploration of the problem of messianism leads to the other major figure discussed in this book, Walter Benjamin. Advancing a claim without precedent in the vast literature on Benjamin, Agamben argues that Benjamin's philosophy of history constitutes a repetition and appropriation of Paul's concept of "remaining time." Through a close reading and comparison of Benjamin's "Theses on the Philosophy of History" and the Pauline Epistles, Agamben discerns a number of striking and unrecognized parallels between the two works.
  • The Time That Remains: A Commentary on the Letter to the Romans

    By Giorgio Agamben

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804743839
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: November 2005
    Agamben seeks to separate the Pauline texts from the history of the Church that canonized them, thus revealing them to be "the fundamental messianic texts of the West." He argues that Paul's Letters are concerned not with the foundation of a new religion but rather with the "messianic" abolition of Jewish law.

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