Giorgio Agamben: Political Philosophy

Author: Ugilt, Rasmus

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A Philosophy Insight on Giorgio Agamben and his critique of the political paradigm of 'the West', available in PDF, ePub and Mobi formats

Giorgio Agamben is one of the most hotly debated political philosophers today. His works on the political and legal paradigm of the West have caught the attention of philosophers, sociologists, political scientists and jurists alike. This book seeks to dispel the most unhelpful myths arising from the politically controversial nature of his work and to defend the most pertinent of his arguments in political philosophy. It also seeks to show how Agamben's philosophy can be useful for analyses of contemporary political and social phenomena. The book discusses centrepieces of Agamben's ontology and political philosophy, focusing on Homo Sacer, State of Exception, and The Kingdom and the Glory, and it tackles some of the most pressing issues discussed by Agamben including soverereignty, law, religion, profanation and messianism.

About the author

Rasmus Ugilt is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, and author of The Metaphysics of Terror (Bloomsbury, 2012)

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