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By Claire Colebrook,Jason Maxwell

ISBN-10: 0745653103

ISBN-13: 9780745653105

ISBN-10: 0745653111

ISBN-13: 9780745653112

Until lately, "continental" philosophy has been tied both to the German culture of phenomenology or to French post-structuralist matters with the stipulations of language and textuality. Giorgio Agamben attracts upon and departs from either those strains of concept by means of directing his whole corpus to the matter of existence - political existence, human lifestyles, animal existence, and the lifetime of paintings. inspired through the paintings of Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, and the wider culture of serious Marxism, Agamben's paintings poses the profound query for our time - simply how unheard of are human beings?

This fantastically written booklet presents a scientific, attractive evaluate of Agamben's writings on theology, aesthetics, political idea, and sovereignty. protecting the complete diversity of Agamben's paintings to this point, Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell clarify Agamben's theology and philosophy by means of referring the options to a few of modern day such a lot pressing political and moral difficulties. They specialize in the audacious means within which Agamben reconceptualizes lifestyles itself. Assessing the importance of the thoughts key to his paintings, equivalent to biopolitics, sovereignty, the "state of exception," and "bare life," they reveal his wide-ranging effect around the humanities.

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