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By Claire Colebrook,Jason Maxwell

Until lately, "continental" philosophy has been tied both to the German culture of phenomenology or to French post-structuralist matters with the stipulations of language and textuality. Giorgio Agamben attracts upon and departs from either those traces of concept through directing his whole corpus to the matter of lifestyles - political existence, human lifestyles, animal existence, and the lifetime of artwork. motivated by way of the paintings of Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, and the wider culture of serious Marxism, Agamben's paintings poses the profound query for our time - simply how unheard of are human beings?

This superbly written ebook presents a scientific, attractive evaluation of Agamben's writings on theology, aesthetics, political conception, and sovereignty. overlaying the complete variety of Agamben's paintings thus far, Claire Colebrook and Jason Maxwell clarify Agamben's theology and philosophy by means of referring the strategies to a few of brand new such a lot pressing political and moral difficulties. They specialise in the audacious approach within which Agamben reconceptualizes existence itself. Assessing the importance of the innovations key to his paintings, comparable to biopolitics, sovereignty, the "state of exception," and "bare life," they show his wide-ranging impression around the humanities.

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