Category Archives: Giorgio Agamben

“Thought is the courage of hopelessness” – interview with Giorgio Agamben

“Thought is the courage of hopelessness: an interview with philosopher Giorgio Agamben” at the Verso blog (translated from a French original).   About these ads

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Will Viney, Waste: A Philosophy of Things – forthcoming in July

Will Viney, Waste: A Philosophy of Things – out now in July with Bloomsbury. 35% discount with code GLR D3D. Will kindly gave me a proof copy. It provides a very interesting approach to the topic, including an intriguing reading of King Lear, substantial discussion of … Continue reading

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The art of Homo Sacer

Originally posted on geographical imaginations:
 James Bridle‘s new installation, Homo Sacer, has opened at FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) in Liverpool, as part of its Science Fiction: New Death exhibition: Explore how our relationship with technology has blurred the lines…

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Giorgio Agamben – The Homo Sacer series structure in visual form

Thanks to Nicholas Dahmann for updating this image. According to some reports, II, 4 will not be published and the designation of Opus Dei as II, 5 may have been an error. The Use of Bodies is the last planned volume. It is available … Continue reading

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Jakob von Uexküll: A Foray Into the Worlds of Animals and Humans

Jakob von Uexküll, A Foray Into the Worlds of Animals and Humans was recently publushed in a new edition. This is a text that Heidegger, Deleuze & Guattari and Agamben have all discussed. The Monoskop site has gathered a number of … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben – From the State of Control to a Praxis of Destituent Power

Faced with absolute state control and the rapid eradication of political society, only a theory and praxis of destituent power can reclaim democracy. This is the transcript of a public lecture by Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben delivered to a packed … Continue reading

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Adam Kotsko to translate Agamben’s ‘Pilate and Jesus’ and ‘The Use of Bodies’

Adam Kotsko has news of two forthcoming Agamben translations at AUFS. The first is a pamphlet-length book entitled Pilate and Jesus, which I have promised to complete this summer. The second, and presumably more interesting to most, is the final volume … Continue reading

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State, Power, Freedom: European Political Theory – outline for teaching next year

One of the things I was looking forward to, now back in a Politics department, was to teach some political theory. So, this is the outline of a planned module for either final year undergraduates or MA students. It revolves … Continue reading

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Books received – Lefebvre, Foucault, Agamben, animals, journals

Lefebvre’s Dialectical Materialism (the 2009 edition with introduction by Stefan Kipfer); Lynne Huffer’s Mad for Foucault; Lynn Turner’s collection The Animal Question in Deconstruction; William Watkin’s Agamben and Indifference; Nicole Shukin’s Animal Capital; the new issue of RIPE; and the new … Continue reading

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Agamben and Indifference – new book by William Watkin coming soon

Agamben and Indifference, by William Watkin, coming soon with Rowman & Littlefield International: Since the publication of Homo Sacer in 1995, Giorgio Agamben has become one of the world’s most revered and controversial thinkers. His ideas on our current political … Continue reading

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