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Giorgio Agamben. Translated from the Italian h Jeff Port. In Praise. Of Profanation . Editor’s Note: The following is excerpted from Giorgio. Agamben’ s. Essays by a provocative Italian philosopher on memory and oblivion, on what is lost and what remains. The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has always. Giorgio Agamben. In Foucault’s analyses, devices generate both de- subjectivation and subjectivation processes. Unfortunately, many amongst the studies on.

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In ten essays, Agamben ponders a series agammben literary and philosophical problems: Mar 22, Alfonso De castro added it. In the commodity, separation inheres in the very form of the object, which splits into use-value and exchange-value and is transformed into an ungraspable fetish.

Profanation, the opposite of and antidote to sacrifice, is the process whereby what was previously given up is restored for our use and enjoyment. Magnificent, exquisite perspicacity of thought.


The practice of sacrifice transforms the status of things from objects of desire and use to elements of an apparatus, namely the apparatus of universal commodification and consumption.

We must therefore consider the subject as a force field of tension whose antithetical poles are Genius and Ego.

Hal yang saya suka dari tulisan-tulisan Agamben adalah betapa ia tidak terasa tendensius. It sits at proofanation end of the paragraph, at the end of the chapter, as an appendage, perhaps a warning that leads readers to wonder whether their confidence that they have understood what came before was an illusion. I’ll update when I complete it. The state of exception, according to Carl Schmitt, authorizes the sovereign to detain and kill its subjects in the interest of maintaining the nation-state.


Viewed as an argument, indeed as a continuation of an argument already in progress, it is a distillation of a jeremiad so complete in its condemnation of modernity that all we have to look forward to is a messianic end of time and a new beginning that starts virtually from scratch.

At the risk of oversimplifying a complex body of ideas, I will place Profanations in the context of at least a fraction of Agamben’s agxmben. Oct 09, Jean Bosh rated it really liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The key essay contends that the apparatus of “fulfilled capitalism” severely restricts the prospects for human fulfillment and suggests a practical solution. While that essay draws most extensively from Walter Benjamin, whose influence has been evident throughout Agamben’s career, readers will also find it helpful to think of Theodor Profanayion in the background.


Saya pikir saya tidak salah memilih Profanations sebagai jalan pembuka untuk membaca Seri Homo Sacer. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Despite the apparently tautological nature of this prohibition, Agamben advocates profaning the unprofanable as an exit strategy, a way to escape a religious cult that offers no hope of redemption.

In the single short volume of Profanationshe peofanation on insights from a kaleidoscopic range of philosophers, including Aristotle, Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, Schmitt, Heidegger, Adorno, Benjamin, and Foucault, among many others, not to mention an equally wide range of figures from art and literature.


Similar to his Idea of ProseProfanations is a series of short writings spanning Agamben’s various literary and philosophical concerns.

Following Benjamin, Agamben contends that the modern nation-state careens from one national emergency to the next and weaves these emergencies seamlessly into one long state of exception.

In earlier works, notably, Homo Sacer: Is it to be taken profsnation an attempt to depict the way things actually are or as a warning, in the Orwellian spirit, against allowing certain trends to go too far?

Everywhere the special must be reduced to the personal and the personal to the substantial. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Selalu apik prrofanation manis. Well worth your time.

Profanations by Giorgio Agamben

Esta esfera es el agambej. Here Agamben argues that people who belong to the religious cult of capitalism sacrifice every facet of life and end up in a supremely frustrating environment where everything is sacred, hence off limits to personal use.

As a result of Agamben’s dynamic and deliberately playful shifting from one mode of discourse to another, readers might find it difficult to get their bearings.

Hardcover99 pages. Though any book can be read in multiple ways, Profanations is particularly adaptable to the interests of the reader. And truth be known this is the type of photo I would love to capture my rpofanation in.