Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive by Giorgio Agamben | 9781890951177 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive

Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive

by Giorgio Agamben
     
 

ISBN-10: 189095117X

ISBN-13: 9781890951177

Pub. Date: 10/04/2002

Publisher: Zone Books

In this book the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony."In its form, this book is a kind of perpetual commentary on testimony. It did not seem possible to proceed otherwise. At a certain point, it became clear that testimony

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In this book the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony."In its form, this book is a kind of perpetual commentary on testimony. It did not seem possible to proceed otherwise. At a certain point, it became clear that testimony contained at its core an essential lacuna; in other words, the survivors bore witness to something it is impossible to bear witness to. As a consequence, commenting on survivors' testimony necessarily meant interrogating this lacuna or, more precisely, attempting to listen to it. Listening to something absent did not prove fruitless work for this author. Above all, it made it necessary to clear away almost all the doctrines that, since Auschwitz, have been advanced in the name of ethics."—Giorgio Agamben

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781890951177
Publisher:
Zone Books
Publication date:
10/04/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
328,647
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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