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Glory, Spectacle and Inoperativity: Agamben’s Praxis of Theoria

Mathew Abbott

in Agamben and Radical Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474402637
eISBN:
9781474422390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402637.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues against the common image of Agamben as an apocalyptic thinker focused on theoretical transformation rather than political praxis. It provides a concise account of the genealogies ... More


Karl Marx

Jessica Whyte

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/9781474423632.003.0028
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the concluding volume of his Homo Sacer project, The Use of Bodies, Giorgio Agamben briefly turns to Marx to distinguish his own account of what he terms ‘inoperativity’ from a Marxist account of ... More


Antonio Negri

Ingrid Diran

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/9781474423632.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Agamben describes his posture as a reader as one of seeking a text’s Entwicklungsfähigkeit, or capacity for elaboration.1 In examining Agamben’s practices of reading, we can attend to the opposite ... More


The Wild Child: Politics and Ethics of the Name

Kalpana Rahita Seshadri

in HumAnimal: Race, Law, Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677887
eISBN:
9781452948249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677887.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on the feral or wild child, as Jacques Derrida’s ethical injunction to a certain silence in the context of hospitality in relation to an extreme figure outside the law. It ... More


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