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Means without end-Google screen shot

This is a screenshot of a Google books view of Agamben’s Means without end, showing anonymous scanner operator in view.

Books And Papers

solo relationship to improvisation

Overlie’s observer/participant = Peter’s irony = Agamben’s messiah

Agamben: Homo Sacer

In the Introduction to Homo Sacer, Agamben problematizes an uncanny coincidence of zoe (bare life) which was excluded from polis in classical world (and how it was considered a “normal” state of things) and the modern-day political discourse while democratic in its rhetoric and inclusive of all human life while de facto, it’s again bios that is symbolically inscribed in the social interactions. 22 more words


Notes on Agamben's Homo Sacer:

  1. Starting our reading of “Homo Sacer”, I’m already feeling a big difference in the style of writing between Agamben and Zizek. I guess I’d gotten used to Zizek’s way of giving many popular examples and spiraling back to previous concepts.
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Notes to Agamben's Homo Sacer

Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer.

Note 1.

We are going to follow the development of the concept of Homo Sacer – bare life -la nuda vita -das bloße Leben- and its bearing on the articulation of the notion of human rights throughout human history. 61 more words


New translation: Nicole Loraux, "War in the Family"

A new issue of Parrhesia has appeared, which includes my translation (PDF link) of Nicole Loraux’s essay “War in the Family.” This previously untranslated essay is discussed at length in the first half of Agamben’s Stasis.