The Use Of Bodies

Author : Giorgio Agamben
ISBN : 0804792348
Genre : Human body (Philosophy)
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The final volume in "Homo Sacer," Giorgio Agamben's wide-ranging investigation of the foundations of Western politics and culture.
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The Off Screen

Author : Eyal Peretz
ISBN : 9781503601611
Genre : Performing Arts
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From the Renaissance on, a new concept of the frame becomes crucial to a range of artistic media, which in turn are organized around and fascinated by this frame. The frame decontextualizes, cutting everything that is within it from the continuity of the world and creating a realm we understand as the realm of fiction. The modern theatrical stage, framed paintings, the novel, the cinematic screen—all present us with such framed-off zones. Naturally, the frame creates a separation between inside and out. But, as this book argues, what is outside the frame, what is offstage, or off screen, remains particularly mysterious. It constitutes the primary enigma of the work of art in the modern age. It is to the historical and conceptual significance of this "off" that this book is dedicated. By focusing on what is outside the frame of a work of art, it offers a comprehensive theory of film, a concise history of American cinema from D.W. Griffith to Quentin Tarantino, and a reflection on the place and significance of film within the arts of modernity in general.
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Author : Giorgio Agamben
ISBN : 9783104035826
Genre : Religion
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In diesem vorletzten Band der ›Homo-Sacer‹-Reihe untersucht der weltweit bekannte und renommierte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben den Bürgerkrieg als politisches Paradigma. Zwei zentrale Momente der Geistesgeschichte stehen dabei im Mittelpunkt: Im ersten Teil widmet er sich dem griechischen Begriff der »stasis«, der die Spaltung der polis in rivalisierende, gewalttätige Gruppen bezeichnet, während er im zweiten Teil eine furiose Interpretation von Hobbes' ›Leviathan‹ und dessen berühmtem Frontispiz vorlegt, und zwar aus theologischer Perspektive. Eine spannende und wichtige Diskussion eines Begriffs, der sich für das politische, philosophische und juridische Denken als zentral erweist.
Category: Religion

Die Zeit Die Bleibt

Author : Giorgio Agamben
ISBN : 3518124536
Genre : Bible
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Das Offene

Author : Giorgio Agamben
ISBN : 3518124412
Genre : Human beings
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Leviathans R Tsel

Author : Giorgio Agamben
ISBN : 3161531957
Genre : Philosophy
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English summary: The essence of Western politics lies in the distinction between mere life, meaning the natural existence of man, and his legal and political existence. Since in order to define itself, legal and political life must produce natural life and exclude it as an exception of itself. As part of his acceptance speech at the award ceremony for the Leopold Lucas Award in 2013, Giorgio Agamben illustrates this key thesis of his political philosophy in a passionate interpretation of the emblematic cover image of the first edition of Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, perhaps the most significant philosophical work on the origins and principles of the state. In this context it is also revealed that Hobbes forsees an eschatological resolution of the contradictions which are unavoidable in the establishment of political rule. German description: Das Wesen der abendlandischen Politik besteht in der Trennung zwischen dem nackten Leben, das heisst dem naturlichen Dasein des Menschen, und seiner rechtlich-politischen Existenz. Denn um sich zu konstituieren, muss das rechtlich-politische Leben das nackte Leben produzieren und als Ausnahme von sich selbst ausschliessen. Diese zentrale These seiner politischen Philosophie erlautert Giorgio Agamben in seiner Dankesrede bei der Verleihung des Leopold Lucas Preises 2013 durch eine eindringliche Auslegung des emblematischen Titelbildes, das sich auf der ersten Ausgabe von Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, dem vielleicht wichtigsten philosophischen Werk uber die Ursprunge und Grundlagen des Staates, findet. Dabei wird zugleich deutlich, dass Hobbes eine eschatologische Uberwindung der Widerspruche erwartet, die mit der Konstituierung von politischer Herrschaft untrennbar einhergehen.
Category: Philosophy

The Omnibus Homo Sacer

Author : Giorgio Agamben
ISBN : 9781503603158
Genre : Philosophy
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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
Category: Philosophy

The Fire And The Tale

Author : Giorgio Agamben
ISBN : 9781503601642
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What is at stake in literature? Can we identify the fire that our stories have lost, but that they strive, at all costs, to rediscover? And what is the philosopher's stone that writers, with the passion of alchemists, struggle to forge in their word furnaces? For Giorgio Agamben, who suggests that the parable is the secret model of all narrative, every act of creation tenaciously resists creation, thereby giving each work its strength and grace. The ten essays brought together here cover works by figures ranging from Aristotle to Paul Klee and illustrate what urgently drives Agamben's current research. As is often the case with his writings, their especial focus is the mystery of literature, of reading and writing, and of language as a laboratory for conceiving an ethico-political perspective that places us beyond sovereign power.
Category: Literary Criticism

New Reflections On Primo Levi

Author : R. Sodi
ISBN : 9780230119673
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book presents a baker's dozen of interpretative keys to Levi's output and thought. It deepens our understanding of common themes in Levi studies (memory and witness) while exploring unusual and revealing byways (Levi and Calvino, or Levi and theater, for example).
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Heavenly Bodies

Author : Ola Sigurdson
ISBN : 9781467446228
Genre : Religion
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Deep and wide study of 2,000 years of Christian thought on the human body Does Christianity scorn our bodies? Friedrich Nietzsche thought so, and many others since him have thought the same. Ola Sigurdson contends, to the contrary, that Christianity — understood properly — in fact affirms human embodiment. Presenting his constructive contributions to theology in relation to both historical and contemporary conceptions of the body, Sigurdson begins by investigating the anthropological implications of the doctrine of the incarnation. He then delves into the concept of the gaze and discusses a specifically Christian "gaze of faith" that focuses on God embodied in Jesus. Finally, he weaves these strands into a contemporary Christian theology of embodiment. Sigurdson's profound engagement with the whole history of Christian life and thought not only elucidates the spectrum of Christian perspectives on the body but also models a way of thinking historically and systematically that other theologians will find stimulating and challenging.
Category: Religion