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Giorgio Agamben

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Giorgio Agamben is a contemporary Italian philosopher and political theorist whose original works have gained critical acclaim and have been translated into numerous Languages. His most recent books are Creation and Anarchy: The Work or Art and the Religion of Capitalism and What Is Real? Agamben vis mere is a frequent contributor to numerous international newspapers and other media. vis mindre
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Værker af Giorgio Agamben

State of Exception (2003) 630 eksemplarer
The Open: Man and Animal (2002) 359 eksemplarer
The Coming Community (1990) 310 eksemplarer
The Man Without Content (1994) 197 eksemplarer
Profanations (2005) 195 eksemplarer
Nudities (2009) 115 eksemplarer
Democracy in What State? (2009) 105 eksemplarer
The Use of Bodies (2014) 99 eksemplarer
Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty (2012) 93 eksemplarer
The Church and the Kingdom (2010) 72 eksemplarer
The Omnibus Homo Sacer (2016) 53 eksemplarer
Nymphs (2005) 50 eksemplarer
The adventure (2015) 50 eksemplarer
Taste (2014) 44 eksemplarer
What Is Philosophy? (2014) 43 eksemplarer
The Kingdom and the Garden (2019) 34 eksemplarer
Studiolo (2019) 13 eksemplarer
L'amico (2007) 13 eksemplarer
Genius (2004) 10 eksemplarer
Autoritratto nello studio (1905) 8 eksemplarer
Angeli, ebraismo, cristianesimo, islam (2009) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Teologia y Lenguaje (2012) 6 eksemplarer
PENSAR DESDE LA IZQUIERDA (2012) 5 eksemplarer
What I Saw, Heard, Learned . . . (2023) 5 eksemplarer
Intellect d'amour (2018) 4 eksemplarer
Qu'est-ce que le commandement ? (2013) 4 eksemplarer
Le voyage initiatique (2011) 3 eksemplarer
Smak (2020) 2 eksemplarer
Pilatos e Jesus 2 eksemplarer
Log 53: Why Italy Now? (2021) 2 eksemplarer
AVENTURA, LA (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Gianni Dessi 2 eksemplarer
Giorgio Agamben (2011) 2 eksemplarer
Ideia da prosa 1 eksemplar
Istisna Hali (2018) 1 eksemplar
Leviathans Rätsel (2014) 1 eksemplar
Estado de Excepcao (2010) 1 eksemplar
Idea de la prosa 1 eksemplar
Intelecto de amor 1 eksemplar
La mente sgombra (2023) 1 eksemplar
Notas sobre o gesto 1 eksemplar
Dita e gjykimit 1 eksemplar
Shoah : percorsi della memoria (2006) 1 eksemplar
L'indifferente 1 eksemplar
What is a Paradigm? 1 eksemplar
Dunyevilestirmeler (2012) 1 eksemplar
Cy Twombly: Photographs IV: 4 (2013) 1 eksemplar
Heidegger i nazizm (2018) 1 eksemplar
Arqueologia de la política (2019) 1 eksemplar
O Amigo 1 eksemplar
¿Qué es un campo? 1 eksemplar
Esejas (2020) 1 eksemplar

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The Gospel According to St. Matthew [1964 film] (1964) — Actor — 67 eksemplarer
Releasing the Image: From Literature to New Media (2011) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
The Ancients and the Moderns (1996) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
I Turcs tal Friùl (I Turchi in Friuli) (2019) — Forord, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer
デリダと肯定の思考 (2007) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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"Sobre las huellas de Heidegger («el filósofo del siglo XX que más se esforzó por separar al hombre del viviente») y Benjamin, de Kojève y Bataille, Agamben continúa la reflexión contenida en sus libros anteriores acerca del concepto de vida, y se interroga sobre el umbral crítico que produce lo humano, que distingue y al mismo tiempo aproxima la humanidad y la animalidad del hombre. «En nuestra cultura, el hombre ha sido siempre pensado como la articulación y la conjunción de un cuerpo y de un alma, de un viviente y de un logos, de un elemento natural (o animal) y de un elemento sobrenatural, social o divino. Tenemos que aprender, en cambio, a pensar el hombre como lo que resulta de la desconexión de estos dos elementos y no investigar el misterio metafísico de la conjunción, sino el misterio práctico y político de la separación. ¿Qué es el hombre, si siempre es el lugar -y, al mismo tiempo, el resultado- de divisiones y cesuras incesantes?»". (Descripción editorial).… (mere)
Perroteca_ | 1 anden anmeldelse | May 13, 2024 |
This slim volume is reliant on the lines of thought explored previously by Agamben in The Sacrament of Language and The Kingdom and the Glory, although it might be approachable on its own by a generally well-read and determined reader. I found it slow going, requiring as much as five minutes per page.

The first chapter is on "Liturgy and Politics," but mostly liturgy. It focuses on the emergence and development of a distinction between opus operans and opus operatum in sacramental activity. Only at the very end does Agamben remark that he considers this instrument for the "effectiveness of the cult" to be a "theological model ... which has made a lasting mark on praxis in the Marxist tradition" (26).

The first part of Chapter 2 "From Mystery to Effect" should be read in dialogue with Drudgery Divine by Jonathan Z. Smith. It is somewhat amusing that Agamben should take the side of the (anti-pagan) Protestants in the relevant questions about Christian liturgical origins, while Smith assails it. "Effect" is concerned with the "transformation of being into operativity" that results from the "ontological-practical paradigm ... of effectiveness" (63) which Agamben identifies with sacerdotal mystery.

The third chapter offers "A Genealogy of Office," which begins to focus on the historically articulated nature of ministry as a duty and a function. This interesting study culminates in a declaration that "[T]he priesthood, of which the character is the cipher, is not a real predicate but a pure signature, which manifests only the constitutive excess of effectiveness over being" (87). (There is also an interesting mention of Varro's three modalities agere, facere, and gerere, which seem to correspond to the offices of Cancellarius, Praemonstrator, and Imperator, respectively. 82)

"The Two Ontologies" of the fourth chapter are the philosophical-scientific and the religious-juridical. The former is characterized by the indicative mood and the latter by the imperative. Agamben illustrates various ways in which these two oppose one another and yet have become intertwined and reliant upon one another, with the tendency to privilege the religious-juridical under the cover of the philosophical-scientific reaching an acme in the 18th century. His account here makes solid sense out of Kant, and it almost re-interested me in Heidegger. The alignment of liturgy and ethics is witnessed through the concept of pious "devotion." Agamben writes, "Theologians never lost awareness of the pagan origin of devotio, with which the commander consecrated his own life to the infernal gods in order to obtain victory in a battle" (103).

The close of the book offers a discussion of the metaphysics of will, which arrives at remarks perfectly congruent with Beyond Good and Evil section 19, although Agamben never cites Nietzsche in the whole book. And then I was perplexed to read the final sentence, for which he never seemed to have supplied the motivation: "The problem of the coming philosophy is that of thinking an ontology beyond operativity and command and an ethics and a politics entirely liberated from the concepts of duty and will." As usual, Agamben gives me useful insights and leaves me scratching my head.
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paradoxosalpha | Sep 15, 2023 |
luvucenanzo06 | Sep 7, 2023 |
“一切潜能同时也是相反方面的潜能。凡是能够不存在的东西,就不能以任何方式存在,而所有能够存在的东西却允许不实现。”(via Aristotle)
需要强调的是,“非潜能”并非潜能的缺失(privation),前者是未能表现,后者是不能表现,以可能性方式存在的事物并非任何时候都显现,在此基础上肯定与否定皆可。阿甘本当然不只是引用 Aristotle 这种简单的讨论,他同时提出了一些反对意见,Aristotle 将潜能(potentiality)视作有导向的实现活动,但这种观点无法适用于这样一类存在者:身份定义即有待于存在之物,而非其他东西。阿甘本认为人就是这种存在者,这种看法显然是受到了 Duns Scotus 和海德格尔的影响,特别是后者在 Being and Time 中的这句话——“它(此在)所包含的存在向来就是它有待去是的那个存在”(Its essence lies rather in the fact that in each case it has its Being to be, and has it as its own)。阿甘本所说的这种存在者就是“人”,其他生物具有被规定好(总会实现)的特殊潜能,而人则具有非潜能的可能,人的生命处于一种不受规制的可能性空间,由此与阿甘本生命政治理论对应起来。… (mere)
Maristot | Aug 20, 2023 |



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