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Agamben and indifference : a critical overview

Author: William Watkin
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2013.
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The first truly comprehensive and fully up-to-date critical introduction to the philosophy of Giorgio Agamben for an interdisciplinary audience.
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Watkin, William, 1970-
Agamben and indifference.
(DLC) 2013024919
Named Person: Giorgio Agamben; Giorgio Agamben
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Watkin
ISBN: 1783480092 9781783480098
OCLC Number: 899572823
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 297 pages .)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Notes; Part I: The Archaeology of Indifference; Chapter One: The Signature of All Things, Paradigms and Signatures; The Method and Its Aims; What Is a Paradigm?; Analogic: To the Side; Grammar as Performative Example of Intelligibility; Note on Communicability; Example and Exclusion; Paradigmatic, Poietic Dialectic; Phenomenological Hermeneutics: The Paradigmatic Circle; Theory of Signatures; Foucault's Statements as Signatures; Ontological Epistemology; Signatory Displacement; Indifferent Marking, Potential and Privation. Signature as Critical Philosophy: Derrida versus DeleuzeNotes; Chapter Two: Philosophical Archaeology; Archē: Philosophical Archaeology; Repression; The Moment of Arising; Benjaminian Now-Time and Dialectics at a Standstill; Note on Nymphs and Plates; Statements-Paradigms-Signatures; Badiou and Set Theory; Philosophical Archaeology; Notes; Chapter Three: Language and Death: Indifferent Difference as Such in Hegel and Heidegger; The Three Ages of Indifference; Second-Order Indifference: Pure Difference as Such; Heidegger: Heeding the Difference as Difference; *Se: What Is Proper. Hegelian Absolute and the Apotropaic Economy of the DialecticEreignis and the Unsayable in Heidegger; Notes; Chapter Four: The Coming Community: An Essay on Indifferent Singularities; Whatever; Example; Being-Named; Space and Time; Temporal Indifference: The Time That Remains; Paradigms of Space: Ease and Halos; Taking Place Outside; Notes; Chapter Five: Towards a Deictic Ontology or Being-Thus As-Such; Pseudonym; The Irreparable; Deictic Ontology: The Thus and the As-Such; As Such; Notes; Part II: Difference and Indifference. Chapter Six: Derrida and Agamben: Différance Makes Indifference CommunicableStanzas and Signification; Language and Death and Voice; Naming Naming as Such and Derrida's Undecidables; Khōra or Matter as the Taking-Place; Différance Makes Agambenian Indifference Communicable; Law and Messianism; Syncategorematic Thinking: And; Notes; Chapter Seven: Potentiality, Virtuality and Impotentiality, Agamben and Deleuze; Potentiality-Impotentiality; Impotentiality as Paradigm of Indifference; Darkness Visible; Deleuzian Virtuality and Potentiality. Differentiating Deleuze and Agamben through IndifferenceNotes; Chapter Eight: The Two Bartlebies: Deleuze, Agamben and Immanence; A Life as Impersonal Indifference; Vitalism as Impotentiality; Beatitude of Self-Predication; Agamben's Philosophy of Life to Come; Creation from the Abyss; The Formula: I Prefer Not To; Agamben on Deleuze on Bartleby; Contingency; Messianic Decreation; The Two Bartlebies Part Ways; Notes; Part III: The Indifference of Indifference: Politics, Language, Life; Chapter Nine: Homo Sacer and the Politics of Indifference; Homo Sacer Redux; The Signature of Life.
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