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Food For Thought 1: Ferguson, Missouri

In this blog, I will talk about the events surrounding Ferguson, Missouri and how I can apply the ideas of Ericson and Agamben to this situation. 787 more words

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Book announcement: Agamben's Coming Philosophy

Colby Dickinson and I have been offered a contract by Rowman & Littlefield to publish a co-authored collection of essays entitled Agamben’s Coming Philosophy: Finding a New Use for Philosophy. 122 more words


#gaylit [Giorgio Agamben | L'uso dei corpi]

Antonio Gnoli, la Repubblica: «Giorgio Agamben è uno dei saggisti e filosofi più acuti in circolazione».

Con questo libro Giorgio Agamben conclude il progetto Homo sacer che, iniziato nel 1995, ha segnato una nuova direzione nel pensiero contemporaneo.

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Food for Thought: Law, Necessity, and Exceptions

This week’s class focused on legal scholarship concerned with ‘states of exception’, with a particular emphasis on the work of Giorgio Agamben. A portion of our discussion focused on the application of this body of scholarship to cases involving claims of ‘national security’. 246 more words

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Gods?

Last night I rewatched Stanley Kubrick’s classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey (we’re in the middle of a Stanley Kubrick film fest, just because, and just because we found a good price on a blu-ray box set of most of his movies). 925 more words


Habit Forming

One of my exams is on Augustine, particularly the role that the Confessions plays in his theology. In the Confession, Augustine comes down hard on habits. 615 more words


Society as Protection Racket

A familiar feature of organized crime is the protection racket. In this scheme, a mob leader demands to be paid to protect a business. If the fee is not paid, then that same mob leader attacks the business — hence you are first of all paying the fee to be protected from your protectors themselves. 573 more words