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The Resource Agamben, Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell

Agamben, Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell

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Agamben
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Agamben
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Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell
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Language
eng
Summary
Until recently, "continental" philosophy has been tied either to the German tradition of phenomenology or to French post-structuralist concerns with the conditions of language and textuality. Giorgio Agamben draws upon and departs from both these lines of thought by directing his entire corpus to the problem of life - political life, human life, animal life, and the life of art. Influenced by the work of Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, and the broader tradition of critical Marxism, Agamben's work poses the profound question for our time - just how exceptional are human beings? This beautifully written book provides a systematic, engaging overview of Agamben's writings on theology, aesthetics, political theory, and sovereignty. Covering the full range of Agamben's work to date, Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell explain Agamben's theology and philosophy by referring the concepts to some of today's most urgent political and ethical problems. They focus on the audacious way in which Agamben reconceptualizes life itself. Assessing the significance of the concepts key to his work, such as biopolitics, sovereignty, the "state of exception, " and "bare life, " they demonstrate his wide-ranging influence across the humanities.--
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Colebrook, Claire
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Maxwell, Jason E
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Agamben, Giorgio
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Agamben, Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
  • Language -- Sovereignty, state of exception and biopolitics -- Homo Sacer, sacred life and bare life -- New ethics, new politics -- Politics beyond good and evil -- Power beyond recognition -- Indifference
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Language Chapter 2: Sovereignty, State of Exception and Biopolitics Chapter 3: Homo Sacer, Sacred Life and Bare Life Chapter 4: New Ethics, New Politics Chapter 5: Politics Beyond Good and Evil Chapter 6: Power Beyond Recognition Chapter 7: Indifference Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17806033
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780745653105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898923773
Label
Agamben, Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Language -- Sovereignty, state of exception and biopolitics -- Homo Sacer, sacred life and bare life -- New ethics, new politics -- Politics beyond good and evil -- Power beyond recognition -- Indifference
  • Introduction Chapter 1: Language Chapter 2: Sovereignty, State of Exception and Biopolitics Chapter 3: Homo Sacer, Sacred Life and Bare Life Chapter 4: New Ethics, New Politics Chapter 5: Politics Beyond Good and Evil Chapter 6: Power Beyond Recognition Chapter 7: Indifference Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17806033
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9780745653105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898923773

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