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Forms of Life in a Milieu of Biopower

Timothy C. Campbell

in The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273256
eISBN:
9780823273300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, the most philosophical of the book, sketches the relation of biopower to fear and violence through a reading of mythic violence as it emerges in Walter Benjamin’s “Critique of ... More


Freeing the Apparatus

Timothy C. Campbell

in The Techne of Giving: Cinema and the Generous Form of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273256
eISBN:
9780823273300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273256.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second chapter is an attempt to read the cinematic apparatus as offering an affirmative response to biopower and mythic violence through the interplay of the visible and invisible. Beginning with ... More


Adjacent Thinking: A Postscript

Veena Das

in Wording the World: Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823261857
eISBN:
9780823268900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823261857.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter revolves around the key question - how does one aspire to a genuine form of life as an anthropologist? In seeking to address this question Veena Das says that it is a mode of knowing ... More


What on Earth Is a “Form of Life”? Judging “Alien” Cultures According to Peter Winch

Linda M. G. Zerilli

in A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Peter Winch is typically taken to endorse relativism based on Wittgenstein's notion of a form of life. This chapter contests such readings of Winch and argues that "form of life" should not be ... More


Traveling Leaders of the Ancient Mediterranean

Timothy Luckritz Marquis

in Transient Apostle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187144
eISBN:
9780300187427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187144.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter studies a number of ancient travelers to present a clear picture of how usual expectations on travel updated Paul's self-construction. It also tries to study how ancient literatures ... More


Conclusion

Timothy Luckritz Marquis

in Transient Apostle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300187144
eISBN:
9780300187427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187144.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This concluding chapter reviews the main points made in this book about Paul the Apostle, starting with his belief that he was required to show his ability to resolve the differences with his ... More


Agamben, Badiou and Affirmative Biopolitics

Sergei Prozorov

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/9781474402637.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This Chapter argues that the thought of Badiou and Agamben is much closer than most people, including themselves, recognise. Prozorov shows that there is a striking similarity between Badiou’s ... More


Form-of-Life and Antagonism: On Homo Sacer and Operaismo

Jason E. Smith

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/9781474402637.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This Chapter argues that one of the key concepts in Agamben’s account of the ‘coming politics’ – form-of-life – was initially developed through a critical engagement with three concepts central to ... More


Martin Heidegger

Mathew Abbott

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/9781474423632.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

It would be hard to overstate the importance of Martin Heidegger’s philosophy for Giorgio Agamben’s thinking. It is not simply that the Italian philosopher turns at various points in his work to ... More


What Is a Form-of-Life?: Giorgio Agamben and the Practice of Poverty

Steven DeCaroli

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/9781474402637.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter, and the one following, focus on Agamben’s recent work on form-of-life and the Franciscan practice of poverty. DeCaroli argues that form-of-life should be understood as a particular form ... More


Wittgenstein and Anthropology: Anticipations

Veena Das

in Textures of the Ordinary: Doing Anthropology after Wittgenstein

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823287895
eISBN:
9780823290451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287895.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The main theme of this chapter is an understanding of culture not as a text to be interpreted through root symbols falling on the axes of nature and culture, nor simply as shared values, but instead ... More


Aristotle on Happiness and Long Life

Gabriel Richardson Lear

in The Quest for the Good Life: Ancient Philosophers on Happiness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198746980
eISBN:
9780191809163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746980.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter asks why Aristotle insists that happiness takes time, as he does when he likens it to spring (EN I 7, 1098a16–20). Rejecting an interpretation relying on Aristotle’s distinction between ... More


Where We Begin

Danielle Macbeth

in Realizing Reason: A Narrative of Truth and Knowing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198704751
eISBN:
9780191774232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704751.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Much as a terrain acquires the significance of being an environment with opportunities for and hazards to survival with the emergence of animals through the processes of biological evolution, so an ... More


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