Potentialities Collected Essays in Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0804732787

ISBN-13: 9780804732789

Edition: 1999

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Description: This volume constitutes the largest collection of writings by the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben hitherto published in any language, and all but one apear in English for the first time. The essays consider figures in the history of philosophy.

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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 1/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Giorgio Agamben is the author of more than fifteen books on topics ranging from aesthetics to poetics, ontology to political philosophy. He is best known for his�Homo Sacer�series.�He recently retired from the�Universit� Iuav di Venezia.

Daniel Heller-Roazen is the Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature and the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University. He is the author of Echolalias: On the Forgetting of Language; The Inner Touch: Archaeology of a Sensation; The Enemy of All: Piracy and the Law of Nations; and The Fifth Hammer: Pythagoras and the Disharmony of the World, all published by Zone Books.

Editor's Note
Editor's Introduction: "To Read What Was Never Written"
Language
The Thing Itself
The Idea of Language
Language and History: Linguistic and Historical Categories in Benjamin's Thought
Philosophy and Linguistics
Kommerell, or On Gesture
History
Aby Warburg and the Nameless Science
Tradition of the Immemorial
*Se: Hegel's Absolute and Heidegger's Ereignis
Walter Benjamin and the Demonic: Happiness and Historical Redemption
The Messiah and the Sovereign: The Problem of Law in Walter Benjamin
Potentiality
On Potentiality
The Passion of Facticity
Pardes: The Writing of Potentiality
Absolute Immanence
Contingency
Bartleby, or On Contingency
Notes
Index of Names
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