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The Destruction of Experience

Today, however, we know that the destruction of experience no longer necessitates a catastrophe, and that humdrum daily life in any city will suffice.  For modern man’s average day contains virtually nothing that can still be translated into experience.   151 more words

Giorgio Agamben

Dead Time

The modern concept of time is a secularization of rectilinear, irreversible Christian time, albeit sundered from any notion of end and emptied of any other meaning but that of a structured process in terms of before and after.   76 more words

Giorgio Agamben

Time & History

Marx’s conception of history has an altogether different context.  For him history is not something into which man falls, something that merely expresses the being-in-time of the human mind, it is man’s original dimension as  336 more words

Giorgio Agamben

Democracy as Enemy, Democratic as Fanatic

Responses to The Coming Insurrection are ambivalent, with some claiming it to be an important volume of left-wing theory, while others seeing in it elements of anti-modern thought and right-wing extreme fundamentalism. 424 more words

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According to Giorgio Agamben (1996), the refugee camp is a place where, to a certain level, there is no state. These ‘stateless’ places, such as the refugee camp, are temporary and not very well organized. 1,022 more words



Gilze-Rijen implements the policies of the COA, however, this asylum centre has a great deal of freedom on location. Among other things, Gilze-Rijen puts an emphasis on activities for residents at the centre. 895 more words


An interview on Agamben's Kingdom and the Glory

  1. From the perspective of Giorgio Agamben in The Kingdom and the Glory, could you explain what Trinitarian oikonomia is?
  2. Giorgio Agamben takes a unique approach to the doctrine of the Trinity.

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