Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series)

by Giorgio Agamben
     
 


One of Italy's most original philosophers 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.See more details below

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One of Italy's most original philosophers 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804732185
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
228
Sales rank:
450,986
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1The Logic of Sovereignty
1The Paradox of Sovereignty15
2'Nomos Basileus'30
3Potentiality and Law39
4Form of Law49
Threshold63
Pt. 2Homo Sacer
1Homo Sacer71
2The Ambivalence of the Sacred75
3Sacred Life81
4'Vitae Necisque Potestas'87
5Sovereign Body and Sacred Body91
6The Ban and the Wolf104
Threshold112
Pt. 3The Camp as Biopolitical Paradigm of the Modern
1The Politicization of Life119
2Biopolitics and the Rights of Man126
3Life That Does Not Deserve to Live136
4'Politics, or Giving Form to the Life of a People'144
5VP154
6Politicizing Death160
7The Camp as the 'Nomos' of the Modern166
Threshold181
Bibliography189
Index of Names197

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