In this Book

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Agamben’s thought has been viewed as descending primarily from the work of Heidegger, Benjamin, and, more recently, Foucault. This book complicates and expands that constellation by showing how throughout his career Agamben has consistently and closely engaged (critically, sympathetically, polemically, and often implicitly) the work of Derrida as his chief contemporary interlocutor. _x000B__x000B_The book begins by examining the development of Agamben’s key concepts—infancy, Voice, potentiality—from the 1960s to approximately 1990 and shows how these concepts consistently draw on and respond to specific texts and concepts of Derrida. The second part examines the political turn in Agamben’s and Derrida’s thinking from about 1990 onward, beginning with their investigations of sovereignty and violence and moving through their parallel treatments of juridical power, the relation between humans and animals, and finally messianism and the politics to come. _x000B_

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part One
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1 Agamben and Derrida Read Saussure
  2. pp. 13-39
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  1. 2 “The Human Voice”
  2. pp. 40-83
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  1. 3 Potenza and Différance
  2. pp. 84-122
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  1. Part Two
  2. pp. 123-124
  1. 4 Sovereignty, Law, and Violence
  2. pp. 125-166
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  1. 5 Ticks and Cats
  2. pp. 167-212
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  1. 6 A Matter of Time
  2. pp. 213-254
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  1. Coda
  2. pp. 255-262
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 263-288
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 289-296
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 297-312
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823262083
Print ISBN
9780823262045
MARC Record
OCLC
891688191
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2014-09-30
Language
English
Open Access
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