Agamben (Key Contemporary Thinkers) by Claire Colebrook,Jason Maxwell

By Claire Colebrook,Jason Maxwell

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 suggestion by means of directing his complete corpus to the matter of lifestyles - political lifestyles, human lifestyles, animal existence, and the lifetime of paintings. prompted through the paintings of Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, and the wider culture of severe Marxism, Agamben's paintings poses the profound query for our time - simply how unheard of are human beings?

This fantastically written e-book presents a scientific, enticing review of Agamben's writings on theology, aesthetics, political conception, and sovereignty. overlaying the whole variety of Agamben's paintings up to now, Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell clarify Agamben's theology and philosophy by way of referring the options to a few of contemporary such a lot pressing political and moral difficulties. They concentrate on the audacious method during which Agamben reconceptualizes existence itself. Assessing the importance of the ideas key to his paintings, resembling biopolitics, sovereignty, the "state of exception," and "bare life," they show his wide-ranging effect around the humanities.

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