I’d seen a French translation of this, and so was wondering if there would be an English version, and here it is: Giorgio Agamben, The Omnibus Homo Sacer – forthcoming in July from Stanford University Press. 1336 pages, bringing together all the separate volumes. However, while the French is a softcover selling for about €40, the English is a $90 hardback… And you would imagine most people interested in this would already have several of the volumes included within it.
Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer is one of the seminal works of political philosophy in recent decades. A twenty-year undertaking, this project is a series of interconnected investigations of staggering ambition and scope investigating the deepest foundations of every major Western institution and discourse.
This single book brings together for the first time all nine volumes that make up this groundbreaking project. Each volume takes a seemingly obscure and outdated issue as its starting point—an enigmatic figure in Roman law, or medieval debates about God’s management of creation, or theories about the origin of the oath—but is always guided by questions with urgent contemporary relevance.
The Omnibus Homo Sacer includes:
1.Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life
2.1.State of Exception
2.2.Stasis: Civil War as a Political Paradigm
2.3.The Sacrament of Language: An Archeology of the Oath
2.4.The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Glory
2.5.Opus Dei: An Archeology of Duty
3.Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive
4.1.The Highest Poverty: Monastic Rules and Form-of-Life
4.2.The Use of Bodies