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Giorgio Agamben

(b. 1942)

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Agamben, Giorgio

Agamben, Giorgio (1942– )   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
Subject:
Literature
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(1942– ).

Philosopher who has published important studies on aesthetics. He graduated at Rome University with a thesis on

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(1951– ). Philosophical and cultural review founded by Enzo Paci in Milan, currently published every two months and edited by Pier Aldo Rovatti. Noted for the high quality of its writing ...
bare life

bare life  

Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben's concept for life that has been exposed to what he terms the structure of exception that constitutes contemporary biopower. The term originates in Agamben's ...
citizen

citizen  

[Ge]A member of a politically or administratively defined community, having both rights and duties associated with that membership.
homo sacer

homo sacer  

Translated literally as ‘sacred man’, this classical concept has attracted significant attention in contemporary critical theory because Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has devoted several books ...
imagined community

imagined community  

Benedict Anderson's definition of nation. In Imagined Communities (1983) Anderson argues that the nation is an imagined political community that is inherently limited in scope and sovereign in ...

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