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Giorgio Agamben: Beyond the Threshold of Deconstruction

Kevin Attell

Abstract

This book traces Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's engagement with deconstructive thought from his early work to the present, showing how consistently and closely Agamben takes up (critically, sympathetically, polemically – and very often implicitly) the work of Jacques Derrida as his chief contemporary interlocutor. At its most fundamental level, Agamben's thought has been viewed as descending primarily from the work of Heidegger, Benjamin, and, more recently, Foucault. This book, however, complicates and expands that constellation by showing that any understanding of Agamben that does no ... More

Keywords: Agamben, Giorgio, Biopolitics, Critical Theory, Deconstruction, Derrida, Jacques, Philosophy, Post-structuralism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780823262045
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823262045.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Attell, author
Cornell University

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