Nudities has ratings and 16 reviews. Melania said: 1/5 In truth, Giorgio Agamben’s latest book is a mosaic of his most pressing concerns. Take a step. Nudities. Giorgio Agamben. Stanford University Press () do — Identity without the person — Nudity — The glorious body — Hunger of an ox: considerations. NAKED LIFE AND NUDITY Lars Ôstman University of Copenhagen non ti ricordi August Abstract The Italian thinker Giorgio Agamben has achieved .
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Nudities by Giorgio Agamben. Nudities by Giorgio Agamben. Encompassing a wide range of subjects, the ten masterful essays gathered here may at first appear unrelated to one another. In truth, Giorgio Hudities latest book is a mosaic of his most pressing concerns.
Take a step backward after reading it from cover to cover, and a world of secret affinities between the chapters slowly agambe into focus. Take another step back, and it Encompassing a wide range of subjects, the ten masterful essays gathered here may at first appear unrelated to one another. Take another step back, and it becomes another indispensable piece of the finely nuanced philosophy that Agamben has been patiently constructing over four decades of sustained research.
If nudity is unconcealment, or the absence of all veils, then Nudities is a series of apertures onto truth.
A guiding thread of this collection—weaving together the prophet’s work of redemption, the glorious bodies of the resurrected, the celebration of the Sabbath, and the specters that stroll the streets of Venice—is inoperativity, or the cessation of work. The term should not be understood as laziness or inertia, but rather as the paradigm of nuditiws action in the politics to come.
Itself the result of inoperativity, Nudities shuttles between philosophy and poetry, philological erudition and unexpected digression, metaphysical treatise and critique of modern life. And whether the subject at hand is personal identity or the biometric apparatus, the slanderer or the land surveyor, Kafka or Kleist, every page ayamben the singular imprint of one of the most astute philosophers of our time. Paperback1st edition Meridian: Crossing Aestheticspages.
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Aggamben ask other readers questions about Nuditiesplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In fine, a gkorgio de paginideci n-am pierdut asa mult timp. Jun 20, Jacob Wren added it. The ones who can call themselves contemporary are only those who do not allow themselves to be blinded by the lights of the century and so manage to get a glimpse of the shadows in those lights, of their intimate obscurity.
Having said this much, we have nevertheless still not addressed our question. Why should we be at all interested in perceiving the obscurity that emanates from the epoch? Is darkness not precisely an anonymous experience that is by definition impenetrab Giorgio Agamben writes: Is darkness not gkorgio an agsmben experience that is by definition impenetrable, something that is not directed at us and thus cannot agwmben us?
On the contrary, the contemporary is the person who perceives the darkness of his time as something that concerns him, as something that never ceases to engage him.
Darkness is something that — more than any light — turns directly and singularly toward him.
The contemporary is the one whose eyes are struck by the beam of darkness that comes from his own time. Feb 19, A.
goorgio This is a lucid collection of essay-length ruminations on the concept of nudity in ways that are roughly connected to his larger project of Homo Sacer. Agamben traces the concepts of nakedness and bodies with relation to nuditles, especially through Erik Peterson and Thomas Aquinas. This is the theological signature in how we are constituted as subjects, and that the biometrics of contemporary Western civilization in its reduction to bare life nuda vita that one cannot be distanced from.
As it This is a lucid collection of essay-length ruminations on the concept of nudity in ways that are roughly connected to his larger project of Homo Sacer. Posted on my book blog.
I first heard of Giorgio Agamben during an art criticism class. We were discussing the definition of contemporary art, and the essay in this book come up, which piqued my agambeen about it. I was pleasantly surprised with this book.
Nudities | Giorgio Agamben Translated by David Kishik and Stefan Pedatella
It’s a collection of essays on varied topics, from nudity which agabmen the book its titlenuidties Kafka, to identification methods nuities their influence in people. All of them were very interesting and mentioned facts and thoughts that I hadn’t heard Posted on my book blog. Agmben of them were very interesting and mentioned facts and thoughts that I hadn’t heard of or considered before.
Highly recommended as a thought provoking book. May 24, Corbin rated it really liked it Shelves: There were some really good discussions in this book, but the early chapters didn’t really seem to fit with the theme and issues addressed later in the book.
As a result, I have a hard time even recalling what the earlier chapters were about: But the emergence of “inoperativity” as a means for revitalizing potentiality and freedom was engaging and insightful. Rendering “inoperative” is distinguished from mere uselessness or breaking down, thus emphasizing There were some really good discussions in this book, but the early chapters didn’t really seem to fit with the theme and issues addressed later in the book.
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Rendering “inoperative” is distinguished from mere uselessness or breaking down, thus emphasizing the versatility of material means for giorhio projects, aims, and uses. That one might not use something including our bodies in a particular normatively mandated way reveals to us its ability to be used in many ways, even if in the giogio one uses it in a typical way.
In other words, recognition of the possibility of not using something, not pursuing a particular goal or task, brings to light the multiplicity of options we have, and if we choose to continue in the typical way, it is not mere inertia.
And alternatives emerge as legitimate options. The way that Agamben ties this into the theological particularly Judeo-Christian attitudes towards human flesh and the body is both creative and thought-provoking, and it leads to interesting sociological insights, as well. Jan 23, Manuel Fontana rated it really liked it.
Es un libro para leer subrayando, porque posteriormente se van a hacer consultas precisas con frecuencia. Como en todo trabajo de Agamben, me surgieron preguntas en lugares donde siempre hubo verdad absoluta, por ejemplo, obviamente en el tema de la desnudez.
En fin, Es un libro para leer subrayando, porque posteriormente se van a hacer consultas precisas con frecuencia.
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En fin, lo recomiendo enormemente. Jan 15, Mauro rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 31, Peter Aronson rated it liked fiorgio. Not the philosopher for me, I think. There’s interesting stuff in here, and even a touch of humor The Glorious Body is very amusing in placesbut Agamben is obscure nuditjes I would want him to be clear, and oblique when I would want him to be straightforward, and too backwards looking for my taste.
Gikrgio essay on Kafka was amazing. A few of the other pieces were also exceptional, and while the rest were thought-provoking, I feel like they sort of fell short.
The idea of inoperativity that runs throughout these essays is something I want to think more about, especially alongside Agamben’s talk on destituent power. Jul 03, Kristen rated it it was amazing Shelves: This collection of essays by Agamben is a meditation on what it means to be contemporary.
An often used term, especially in art, that is possibly one of the most difficult to define and describe. Judities short but thoughtful essays are extremely powerful and full of clear insight.
Mar 03, Anca rated it it was amazing. The essay on what contemporanity means is exemplary, while K. Aug 12, yarrow rated it liked it. Jul 28, Paola rated it it was amazing. Agamben at his best! May 19, Keith rated it it was amazing. The Kafka essay alone is worth the price of admission Nacho Domenech rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Agostina rated it really liked it Sep 02, Marco Miglietta rated it it was amazing Apr 15, Paolo PP rated it really liked it Sep 02, Raul Laza rated it really liked it Feb 17, Hw rated it it was amazing Nov 21, John Endler rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Sean Patrick rated it liked it Oct 16, Silvio rated it really liked it Aug agamnen, Jacob Ferrington rated it it was amazing Nov 04, Sandrius rated it really liked it Aug 06, Gregory rated it really liked it Dec 20, Roxana rated it liked it Jun 02, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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