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Giorgio Agamben

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is an intervention into the interpretation of Franz Kafka's great novels The Trial and The Castle; implicitly, it constitutes a divided assault on the divisiveness of the law. In Roman ... More


‘Its Silent Working was a Delusion’

Whyte Jessica

in The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634620
eISBN:
9780748652440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter opens with Franz Kafka's notorious short story ‘In the penal settlement’, establishing its emblematic function for Giorgio Agamben. A discussion of Agamben's explicitly political theses ... More


Lectures on Ethics: Wittgenstein and Kafka

Yi-Ping Ong

in Wittgenstein and Modernism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Establishing the affinities between Wittgenstein’s “A Lecture on Ethics” and Kafka’s fictional lecture on ethics, “A Report for an Academy,” Ong examines the ethical dimensions of the their ... More


Epilogue

Maurizio Ferraris

in Where Are You?: An Ontology of the Cell Phone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256150
eISBN:
9780823261321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256150.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This epilogue offers a philosophical take on mobile phones and letter writing by presenting a correspondence between Franz Kafka and a woman named Milena, in which he says that “writing letters means ... More


The Biopolitics of Noise: Kafka’s “Der Bau”

Anthony Curtis Adler

in Thresholds of Listening: Sound, Technics, Space

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264377
eISBN:
9780823266784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264377.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the biopolitics of noise by offering a reading of Franz Kafka's unfinished short story “The Burrow” (Der Bau). More specifically, it considers how noise becomes organized ... More


Wittgenstein and Modernism

Michael LeMahieu and Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226420370
eISBN:
9780226420547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226420547.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book offers the first collection to address the rich, vexed, and often contradictory relationship between modernism—the twentieth century’s predominant cultural and artistic movement—and ... More


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