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1998 Softcover Reprint New 8vo-7?"-9?" tall, (2004) New book. 199 pages including Bibliography and Index. In Homo Sacer, Agamben aims to connect the problem of pure possibility, ... potentiality, and power with the problem of political and social ethics in a context where the latter has lost its previous religious, metaphysical, and cultural grounding. T. Read more Show Less

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“Agamben’s intuition, chronicle and meditation are fascinating.”—The Review of Politics
“The story of homo sacer is certainly worth reading because of its suggestiveness and provocations.”—Modernism/Modernity
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"Agamben's intuition, chronicle and meditation are fascinating."—The Review of Politics

"The story of homo sacer is certainly worth reading because of its suggestiveness and provocations."—Modernism/Modernity

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804732185
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 377,082
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Giorgio Agamben teaches philosophy at the University of Venice.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Logic of Sovereignty
1 The Paradox of Sovereignty 15
2 'Nomos Basileus' 30
3 Potentiality and Law 39
4 Form of Law 49
Threshold 63
Pt. 2 Homo Sacer
1 Homo Sacer 71
2 The Ambivalence of the Sacred 75
3 Sacred Life 81
4 'Vitae Necisque Potestas' 87
5 Sovereign Body and Sacred Body 91
6 The Ban and the Wolf 104
Threshold 112
Pt. 3 The Camp as Biopolitical Paradigm of the Modern
1 The Politicization of Life 119
2 Biopolitics and the Rights of Man 126
3 Life That Does Not Deserve to Live 136
4 'Politics, or Giving Form to the Life of a People' 144
5 VP 154
6 Politicizing Death 160
7 The Camp as the 'Nomos' of the Modern 166
Threshold 181
Bibliography 189
Index of Names 197
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