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Giorgio Agamben

(1942–) Italianphilosopher best known for his concept of homo sacer. Agamben studied at the University of Rome, completing a doctorate on the political thought of Simone Weil. In ...

Giorgio Agamben

Giorgio Agamben  

(1942–)Italianphilosopher best known for his concept of homo sacer. Agamben studied at the University of Rome, completing a doctorate on the political thought of Simone Weil. In 1966 and 1968 he ...
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 ...
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 ...
Aut-Aut

Aut-Aut  

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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 ...
citizen

citizen  

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

biopower  

A form of political power that revolves around populations (humans as a species or as productive capacity) rather than individuals (humans as subjects or citizens). The focus of much of his late ...
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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