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Collective Vision: A Matrix for New Art and Politics

Stefan Jonsson

in Crowds and Democracy: The Idea and Image of the Masses from Revolution to Fascism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164788
eISBN:
9780231535793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164788.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines interwar discourse on the masses as expressed through various art forms, literary genres, and performing arts. It considers works such as Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy's ... More


Targets of Opportunity: On the Militarization of Thinking

Samuel Weber

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224753
eISBN:
9780823235650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224753.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The title of this book echoes a phrase used by the Washington Post to describe the American attempt to kill Saddam Hussein at the start of the war against Iraq. Its theme is the notion of targeting ... More


Walter Benjamin

Carlo Salzani

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In a 1985 interview with Adriano Sofri, Agamben says of his encounter with Benjamin: I read him for the first time in the 1960s, in the Italian translation of the Angelus Novus edited by Renato ... More


Gershom Scholem

Julia Ng

in Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474423632
eISBN:
9781474438520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.003.0030
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Giorgio Agamben’s earliest encounter with Gershom Scholem concerns an essay from 1972 entitled ‘Walter Benjamin and his Angel’,1 Scholem’s first attempt to provide a definitive account of Benjamin’s ... More


Sovereignty, Law, and Violence

Kevin Attell

in Giorgio Agamben: Beyond the Threshold of Deconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262045
eISBN:
9780823266319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262045.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter Four examines of the relation between Agamben's major political and ethical concepts and the ethico-political turn deconstruction took in roughly the same years. Foremost among these concepts ... More


Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics

Jeffrey Katz and Thomas Keenan

Roger Berkowitz (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230754
eISBN:
9780823235858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230754.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Hannah Arendt is one of the most important political theorists of the 20th century. In her works, she grappled with the dark events of that century, probing the nature of power, ... More


The Repositioning of Religion in the Public Sphere: Imaginal Consequences

Chiara Bottici

in Imaginal Politics: Images Beyond Imagination and the Imaginary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157780
eISBN:
9780231527811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157780.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the imaginal consequences of the repositioning of religion in the public sphere. In his reflections on the work of art in the age of its technical reproducibility, Walter ... More


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