The Coming Community
In this extraordinary and original philosophical achievement, Agamben develops the concept of community and the social implications of his philosophical thought. Agamben’s exploration is, in part, a contemporary response to the work of Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Blanchot, Jean-Luc Nancy, and, more historically, Plato, Spinoza, and medieval scholars and theorists of Judeo-Chr...more
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The appendix seems to be entirely nonsensical. If anyone can parse it for me, I'd love to know what it means.
There is a co...more
It makes me wonder - who are the big philosophers of today? Have all the big ideas been thought already? Is this really the end of philosophy (as Heidegger pronounced nearly 80 years ago)? Meh, Agamben is overrated in my opinion, but fo...more
Sin embargo, esto que parece ser una desventaja, es también una ventaja. ¿Será una trampilla eso de no leer a Duns Scoto ni a Santo Tomás de Aquino ni a Heidegger ni a Walse...more
Very, very interesting stuff. I suggest, unlike me, reading it in one sitting. It's short enough to, I'd imagine. At the very least do yourself a favor and read it in at most two or three days. The problem I kept facing is that it's hard to pick up where you left off without reading pretty much everything that came before it again. I would leave for a week and come back and just be perplexed. I started leaving little notes in the margins to kick-start my memo...more
this book sat in my stomach like a cold piece of glass after i read it. i didn't quite understand it at first, but then one day i had some sort of epiphany or som...more