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Elpis

Giorgio Agamben

in The Adventure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that love is, in a sense, always hopeless, and yet hope belongs only to it. This is the ultimate meaning of the myth of Pandora. The fact that hope, as the final gift, remains in ... More


Introduction: Pandora's Legacy

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first section of this chapter presents the main claims of the book regarding the uncanny, technological status of the maternal function, and describes the book's three parts: The chapters in Part ... More


Demon

Giorgio Agamben

in The Adventure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
eISBN:
9780262345231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037594.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter reflects on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's treatment of four deities introduced in Macrobius's Saturnalia: Daimon, Tyche, Eros, and Ananke (Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity). According ... More


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