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  1. Pilate and Jesus

    Pilate and Jesus

    Written by Giorgio Agamben, Translated by Adam Kotsko

    Series Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics

    Stanford University Press

    Pontius Pilate is one of the most enigmatic figures in Christian theology. The only non-Christian to be named in the Nicene Creed, he is presented as a cruel colonial overseer in secular accounts, as a conflicted judge convinced... Learn More
    Published: 4th February 2015
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  2. Opus Dei

    Opus Dei

    An Archaeology of Duty

    Written by Giorgio Agamben, Translated by Adam Kotsko

    Series Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics

    Stanford University Press

    In this follow-up to The Kingdom and the Glory and The Highest Poverty, Agamben investigates the roots of our moral concept of duty in the theory and practice of Christian liturgy. Beginning with the New Testament and working... Learn More
    Published: 18th September 2013
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  3. The Open

    The Open

    Man and Animal

    Written by Giorgio Agamben, Translated by Kevin Attell

    Series Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics

    Stanford University Press

    The end of human history is an event that has been foreseen or announced by both messianics and dialecticians. But who is the protagonist of that history that is coming—or has come—to a close? What is man? How did... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2003
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  4. Technics and Time, 1
    What is a technical object? At the beginning of Western philosophy, Aristotle contrasted beings formed by nature, which had within themselves a beginning of movement and rest, and man-made objects, which did not have the source... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1998
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  5. Homo Sacer
    The work of Giorgio Agamben, one of Italy's most important and original philosophers, has been based on an uncommon erudition in classical traditions of philosophy and rhetoric, the grammarians of late antiquity, Christian theology,... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 1998
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  6. The Fire and the Tale

    The Fire and the Tale

    Written by Giorgio Agamben, Translated by Lorenzo Chiesa

    Series Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics

    Stanford University Press

    What is at stake in literature? Can we identify the fire that our stories have lost, but that they strive, at all costs, to rediscover? And what is the philosopher's stone that writers, with the passion of alchemists, struggle... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2017
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  7. The Off-Screen
    From the Renaissance on, a new concept of the frame becomes crucial to a range of artistic media, which in turn are organized around and fascinated by this frame. The frame decontextualizes, cutting everything that is within it... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2017
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  8. The Use of Bodies

    The Use of Bodies

    Written by Giorgio Agamben, Translated by Adam Kotsko

    Series Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics

    Stanford University Press

    Giorgio Agamben's Homo Sacer was one of the seminal works of political philosophy in recent decades. It was also the beginning of a series of interconnected investigations of staggering ambition and scope, investigating the deepest... Learn More
    Published: 16th March 2016
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  9. The Yield
    The Yield is a once-in-a-generation reinterpretation of the oeuvre of Franz Kafka. At the same time, it is a powerful new entry in the debates about the supposed secularity of the modern age. Kafka is one of the most admired writers... Learn More
    Published: 30th September 2015
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  10. Poetic Force
    This book argues that the theory of force elaborated in Immanuel Kant's aesthetics (and in particular, his theorization of the dynamic sublime) is of decisive importance to poetry in the nineteenth century and to the connection... Learn More
    Published: 17th September 2014
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  11. A Life with Mary Shelley
    In 1980, deconstructive and psychoanalytic literary theorist Barbara Johnson wrote an essay on Mary Shelley for a colloquium on the writings of Jacques Derrida. The essay marked the beginning of Johnson's lifelong interest in... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2014
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  12. A Life with Mary Shelley
    In 1980, deconstructive and psychoanalytic literary theorist Barbara Johnson wrote an essay on Mary Shelley for a colloquium on the writings of Jacques Derrida. The essay marked the beginning of Johnson's lifelong interest in... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2014
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  13. The Highest Poverty
    What is a rule, if it appears to become confused with life? And what is a human life, if, in every one of its gestures, of its words, and of its silences, it cannot be distinguished from the rule?It is to these questions that... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2013
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  14. The Kingdom and the Glory
    Why has power in the West assumed the form of an "economy," that is, of a government of men and things? If power is essentially government, why does it need glory, that is, the ceremonial and liturgical apparatus that... Learn More
    Published: 13th September 2011
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  15. The Meridian
    Originally presented as a speech to the German Academy for Language and Poetry on the occasion of Celan's acceptance of the Georg Büchner Prize for literature, The Meridian is one of, if not the most important poetological... Learn More
    Published: 16th February 2011
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  16. The Meridian
    Originally presented as a speech to the German Academy for Language and Poetry on the occasion of Celan's acceptance of the Georg Büchner Prize for literature, The Meridian is one of, if not the most important poetological... Learn More
    Published: 16th February 2011
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