Catastrophe and Redemption: The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Catastrophe and Redemption: The Political Thought of Giorgio Agamben (SUNY Series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

Jessica Whyte


bargains a extraordinary new examining of Agamben’s political proposal and its implications for political motion within the current. demanding the frequent account of Agamben as a pessimistic philosopher, disaster and Redemption proposes a studying of his political proposal during which the redemptive component of his paintings isn't a curious apart yet as an alternative is key to his undertaking. Jessica Whyte considers his severe account of up to date politics—his argument that Western politics has been “biopolitics” in view that its inception, his critique of human rights, his argument that the kingdom of exception is now the norm, and the paradigmatic value he attributes to the focus camp—and exhibits that it really is in the middle of those catastrophes of the current that Agamben sees the opportunity of a kind of profane redemption. Whyte outlines the significance of potentiality in his try and formulate a brand new politics, examines his relation to Jewish and Christian strands of messianism, and interrogates the recent types of praxis that he situates inside modern commodity tradition, taking Agamben’s proposal as a decision for the production of latest political varieties.

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