Living with Agamben

Living with Agamben : The Development of a Contemporary Thinker

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Giorgio Agamben has emerged as one of the most perceptive and even prophetic political thinkers of his era. Now that he has completed his career-defining work - the multivolume Homo Sacer series - Adam Kotsko, one of his leading translators, shows how his political concerns emerged and evolved as Agamben responded to contemporary events and new intellectual influences while striving to remain true to his deepest intuitions.



Kotsko reveals the trajectory of Agamben's work and shows us what it means to practice philosophy as a living, responsive discipline.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 15.24mm | 294.84g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1474476015
  • 9781474476010
  • 89,132

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How Agamben's thought evolved in response to contemporary political and intellectual events Giorgio Agamben has emerged as one of the most perceptive and even prophetic political thinkers of his era. Now that he has completed his career-defining work - the multivolume Homo Sacer series - Adam Kotsko, one of his leading translators, shows how his political concerns emerged and evolved as Agamben responded to contemporary events and new intellectual influences while striving to remain true to his deepest intuitions. Kotsko reveals the trajectory of Agamben's work and shows us what it means to practice philosophy as a living, responsive discipline. Key Features -Focuses on Agamben's intellectual development -Offers the first study of the complete Homo Sacer series -Takes into account Agamben's recently-published memoir -Addresses the full range of Agamben's thought on linguistics, poetics, politics and theology. Adam Kotsko teaches in the Shimer Great Books School at North Central College, Chicago.
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About Adam Kotsko

Adam Kotsko teaches in the Shimer Great Books School at North Central College, Chicago. He is the author of The Prince of This World: The Life and Legacy of the Devil (Stanford University Press, 2016), Creepiness (Zero Books, 2015), Why We Love Sociopaths: A Guide to Late Capitalist Television (Zero Books, 2012), Awkwardness: An Essay (Zero Books, 2010), Politics of Redemption: The Social Logic of Salvation (Continuum, 2010), Zizek and Theology (Continuum, 2008). He is co-author of Agamben's Coming Philosophy: Finding a New Use for Theology (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).
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