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Heller-Roazen, Daniel

Works: 35 works in 148 publications in 4 languages and 4,959 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PJ7715, 398.22
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Most widely held works by Daniel Heller-Roazen
Fortune's faces the Roman de la Rose and the poetics of contingency by Daniel Heller-Roazen( )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homo sacer by Giorgio Agamben( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The work of Giorgio Agamben, one of Italy's most important and original philosophers, has been based on an uncommon erudition in classical traditions of philosophy and rhetoric, the grammarians of late antiquity, Christian theology, and modern philosophy. Recently, Agamben has begun to direct his thinking to the constitution of the social and to some concrete, ethico-political conclusions concerning the state of society today, and the place of the individual within it. In Homo Sacer, Agamben aims to connect the problem of pure possibility, potentiality, and power with the problem of political and social ethics in a context where the latter has lost its previous religious, metaphysical, and cultural grounding. Taking his cue from Foucault's fragmentary analysis of biopolitics, Agamben probes with great breadth, intensity, and acuteness the covert or implicit presence of an idea of biopolitics in the history of traditional political theory. He argues that from the earliest treatises of political theory, notably in Aristotle's notion of man as a political animal, and throughout the history of Western thinking about sovereignty (whether of the king or the state), a notion of sovereignty as power over 'life' is implicit. The reason it remains merely implicit has to do, according to Agamben, with the way the sacred, or the idea of sacrality, becomes indissociable from the idea of sovereignty. Drawing upon Carl Schmitt's idea of the sovereign's status as the exception to the rules he safeguards, and on anthropological research that reveals the close interlinking of the sacred and the taboo, Agamben defines the sacred person as one who can be killed and yet not sacrificed--a paradox he sees as operative in the status of the modern individual living in a system that exerts control over the collective 'naked life' of all individuals"--Provided by publisher
Potentialities : collected essays in philosophy by Giorgio Agamben( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book, which collects fifteen essays in philosophy written over a period of more than twenty years, constitutes the largest and most significant collection of writings by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben to be published in any language." "The volume opens with an introduction in which the editor situates Agamben's work with respect to both the history of philosophy and contemporary European thought. The essays that follow articulate a series of theoretical confrontations with privileged figures in the history of philosophy, politics, and criticism, from Plato to Spinoza, Aristotle to Deleuze, Carl Schmitt to Benjamin, Hegel to Aby Warburg, and Heidegger to Derrida."--Jacket
Echolalias : on the forgetting of language by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Echolalias, Daniel Heller-Roazen reflects on the many forms of linguistic forgetfulness. In twenty-one concise chapters, he moves between classical, medieval, and modern culture, exploring the interrelations of speech, writing, memory, and oblivion. Whether the subject is medieval literature or modern fiction, classical Arabic poetry or the birth of French language, structuralist linguistics or Freud's writings on aphasia, Heller-Roazen considers with precision and insight the forms, effects, and ultimate consequences of the persistence and disappearance of language. In speech, he argues, destruction and construction often prove inseparable
The inner touch : archaeology of a sensation by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of the poem : studies in poetics by Giorgio Agamben( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book opens with a discussion of just how Dante's poem is a "comedy," and it concludes with a discussion of the "ends of poetry" in a variety of senses: enjambment at the ends of lines, the concluding lines of poems, and the end of poetry as a mode of writing this sort of literature. Of course, to have poetry "end" does not mean that people stop writing it, but that literature passes into a period in which it is concerned with its own ending, with its own bounds and limits, historical and otherwise
The enemy of all : piracy and the law of nations by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pirate is the original enemy of humankind. As Cicero famously remarked, there are certain enemies with whom one may negotiate and with whom, circumstances permitting, one may establish a truce. But there is also an enemy with whom treaties are in vain and war remains incessant. This is the pirate, considered by ancient jurists to be "the enemy of all." In this book, Daniel Heller-Roazen reconstructs the shifting place of the pirate in legal and political thought from the ancient to the medieval, modern, and contemporary periods, presenting the philosophical genealogy of a remarkable antagonist. Today, Heller-Roazen argues, the pirate furnishes the key to the contemporary paradigm of the universal foe. This is a legal and political person of exception, neither criminal nor enemy, who inhabits an extra-territorial region. Against such a foe, states may wage extraordinary battles, policing politics and justifying military measures in the name of welfare and security
The Arabian nights = Alf laylah wa-laylah by Husain Haddawy( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-eight tales from The Arabian Nights translated by Husain Haddawy on the basis of the oldest existing Arabic manuscript. Few works of literature are as familiar and beloved as The Arabian Nights, yet few remain also as unknown. In English, The Arabian Nights is a literary work of relatively recent date - the first versions of the tales appeared in English barely two hundred years ago. The tales are accompanied by a preface, a note on the text, and explanatory annotations
The fifth hammer : Pythagoras and the disharmony of the world by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dark tongues : the art of Rogues and Riddlers by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Echolalien : über das Vergessen von Sprache by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Écholalies : essai sur l'oubli des langues by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secrets of al-Jāḥiẓ = by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Feind aller : der Pirat und das Recht by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une archéologie du toucher by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'ennemi de tous le pirate contre les nations by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der innere Sinn : Archäologie eines Gefühls by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le cinquième marteau Pythagore et la dysharmonie du monde by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remnants of Auschwitz : the witness and the archive by Giorgio Agamben( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony
Der fünfte Hammer : Pythagoras und die Disharmonie der Welt by Daniel Heller-Roazen( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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