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Sovereign power and bare life

Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1998.
Series: Homo sacer, 1; Meridian (Stanford, Calif.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Giorgio Agamben
ISBN: 0804732175 9780804732178 0804732183 9780804732185
OCLC Number: 37457953
Description: viii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The paradox of sovereignty --
'Nomos basileus' --
Potentiality and law --
Form of law --
Homo Sacer --
The ambivalence of the sacred --
Sacred life --
'Vitae necisque potestas' --
Sovereign body and sacred body --
The ban and the wolf --
The politicization of life --
Biopolitics and the rights of man --
Life that does not deserve to live --
'Politics, or giving form to the life of a people' --
VP --
Politicizing death --
The camp as the 'nomos' of the modern.
Series Title: Homo sacer, 1; Meridian (Stanford, Calif.)
Other Titles: Potere sovrano e la nuda vita.
Responsibility: Giorgio Agamben ; translated by Daniel Heller-Roazen.
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One of Italy's most original philosophers 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  Read more...

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