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dc.contributor.authorClemens, J
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-13T22:43:50Z
dc.date.available2020-12-13T22:43:50Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-13
dc.identifier.citationClemens, J. (2020). Not Not. A Note on the Figures of Power in Giorgio Agamben. Etica e Politica/Ethics and Politics, 22 (3), pp.195-209. https://doi.org/10.13137/1825-5167/31264.
dc.identifier.issn1825-5167
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/253888
dc.description.abstractWhen one starts to read the work of Giorgio Agamben, one cannot not be struck by his erudition, his eye for previously overlooked or under-interpreted details in the philosophical, political, artistic and legal archives, not to mention his commitment to rethinking those received traditions according to new means. Yet what is also very striking is Agamben’s unceasing attention to the apparition and construction of what I will term figures of power. At the beginning of Means Without End, Agamben asks himself “Is today a life of power available?”. If Agamben’s word here is ‘life’, it is just as critical to understand that such a term is not to be taken in its biological acceptation; on the contrary, what he means by ‘life’ must be something other than a scientific category. I will make a number of suggestions as to why the word ‘figure’ has some pertinence in this context, and why it leads, on the one hand, to a new analysis of operations of negation, and, on the other, to a paradoxical kind of non- or extra-ontological act of impotentiality.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUniversità degli Studi di Trieste
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0
dc.titleNot Not. A Note on the Figures of Power in Giorgio Agamben
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.13137/1825-5167/31264
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Culture and Communication
melbourne.source.titleEtica e Politica/Ethics and Politics
melbourne.source.volume22
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pages195-209
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC-SA
melbourne.elementsid1483331
melbourne.openaccess.urlhttp://www2.units.it/etica/
melbourne.openaccess.statusPublished version
melbourne.contributor.authorClemens, Justin
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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