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Giorgio Agamben: On the metropolis

Okupation, between the city and the metropolis; sharing a short reflection (generation online) by Giorgio Agamben on the politics of the metropolis against the city  …

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Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues III: The ethics and politics of cinema

In an intensely rich dialogue, Giorgio Agamben has engaged with the work of Guy Debord in ways comparable to few.  With our recent post on football and the society of the spectacle (click here), we share below the third and last … Continue reading

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Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues II: Marginal Notes on Comments on the Society of the Spectacle

The situation is neither the becoming-art of life nor the becoming-life of art. We can comprehend its true nature only if we locate it historically in its proper place: that is, after the end and self destruction of art, and after the passage of … Continue reading

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Guy Debord and Giorgio Agamben – Dialogues I: The Prologue to The Uses of the Body

To bring to light—beyond every vitalism—the intimate interweaving of being and living: this is today certainly the task of thought (and of politics). Giorgio Agamben In an intensely rich dialogue, Giorgio Agamben has engaged with the work of Guy Debord … Continue reading

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From the state of law to the security state: Giorgio Agamben on the state of emergency in france

Giorgio Agamben‘s reflections on sovereignty and the state of exception as mutually interdependent concepts in western political thought and practice are fundamental tools in the understanding of the contemporary “war on terror”, as this has been assumed in various countries, … Continue reading

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Hobbesian reflections in times of elections: Giorgio Agamben

The recent electoral successes of political parties rooted in “citizens movements” in spain’s municipal and regional elections (and this in the wake of the Syriza victory in greece) may give some reasons for hope that social movements, especially the “occupy” … Continue reading

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An apology for anarchist politics in anarchic times: Giorgio Agamben’s “Pilate and Jesus”

What follows is a summary and commentary on Giorgio Agamben’s Pilate and Jesus …   Earthly judgement does not coincide with a witnessing of the truth. Giorgio Agamben, Pilate and Jesus If a reflection on the trial of Jesus appears … Continue reading

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Giorgio Agamben: For a theory of destituente power

From a public lecture in Athens (16/11/2013), at the invitation of and organised by the Nicos Poulantzas Institute and SYRIZA Youth, and originally posted on Chronos … A reflection on the destiny of democracy today here in Athens is in … Continue reading

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The Government of the Economy or the Economy of Government: Notes on/for Giorgio Agamben

  The current problem is altogether different: it’s a matter of using up, without war, the unprecedented accumulation, which has turned the whole world into a colossal powder keg.                                                                                        Georges Bataille, Sovereignty Krauss misses his stroke, a lump of … Continue reading

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The gilets jaunes: A movement that is not a movement

Movement is the impossibility, indefiniteness and imperfection of every politics. It always leaves a residue. In this perspective the motto I cited as a rule for myself might be reformulated in ontological terms as this: ‘the movement is that which … Continue reading

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