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Agamben: A democracia é um conceito ambíguo

Entrevista com Giorgio Agamben

“Diria que a democracia é menos um conceito genérico do que ambíguo. Usamos esse conceito como se fosse a mesma coisa na Atenas do século V e nas democracias contemporâneas.

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A Question Regarding Agamben

As a student whose research deals prominently with what Gil Anidjar refers to as the ‘Christian question’–the significance of Christianity for the distribution of things like the divide between religion and politics, philosophy and economy, etc.–I’ve found my attention drawn in most of my recent work (including my dissertation research) to materials that are probably best periodized as ‘medieval.’ That means that something that I find myself needing to think and rethink on a regular basis is the relation between two divides: the divide between the secular and the religious, and the divide between the medieval and the modern. 550 more words

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Agamben- articles and books

12-time-and-history-critique-of-the-instant-and-the-continuum

Agamben’s take on Time – to be read later

10-aby-warburg-and-the-nameless-science

Agamben on Warburg.  Links directly to Notes on Gesture and his theory of the image. 90 more words

Books And Papers

Trace-gesture and Agamben

Just read Agamben’s Notes on gesture, also his paper on Aby Warburg.

also Jill Bennets -the gesture of intermediality. link to follow

These papers seem to provide a way of thinking about the intermedial gesture and media in general.

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Agamben's Philosophical Lineage: Manuscript submitted!

Today we compiled and submitted the final manuscript for Agamben’s Philosophical Lineage, the edited volume on Agamben’s many interlocutors that Carlo Salzani and I have been working on for seemingly all eternity (in reality, at least 18 months). 35 more words

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CITATION DU JOUR / CITA DEL DÍA / QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Le camp est l’espace qui s’ouvre lorsque l’état d’exception commence à devenir la règle.”

Giorgio Agamben, Homo sacer. I, Le pouvoir souverain et la vie nue (Homo sacer.
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Traduit / Translated / Traducido

The enslaved will

One thing that is strange about the debate over free will between Erasmus and Luther is that they are arguing on two very different levels. Erasmus is the voice of common sense — “if we don’t have free will, then how can we be morally judged?” — whereas Luther takes the apparently loony position that we both lack free will and stand under the most severe possible judgment. 484 more words

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