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Read online Il Regno e la Gloria. Per una genealogia teologica dell'economia e del governo.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Il Regno e la Gloria. Per una genealogia teologica dell'economia e del governo p Dalla teologia cristiana derivano due paradigmi politici in senso lato antinomici ma funzionalmente connessi la teologia politica che fonda nell unico Dio la trascendenza del potere sovrano e la teologia economica che sostituisce a questa l idea di una oikonomia concepita come un ordine immanente domestico e non politico in senso stretto tanto della vita divina tanto di quella umana Dal primo derivano la filosofia politica e la teoria moderna della sovranit dal secondo la biopolitica moderna fino all attuale trionfo dell economia e del governo su ogni altro aspetto della vita sociale Con quest opera qui riproposta con un inedito apparato iconografico l indagine sulla genealogia del potere iniziata da Agamben con Homo Sacer giunge a unno snodo decisivo Il potere moderno mostra Agamben non soltanto governo ma anche gloria e gli aspetti cerimoniali liturgici e acclamatori che siamo abituati a considerare come un residuo del passato costituiscono invece tuttora la base del potere occidentale Attraverso un analisi affascinante delle acclamazioni liturgiche e dei simboli cerimoniali del potere dal trono alla corona dalla porpora ai fasci littori lo studioso getta una luce nuova sulla funzione del consenso e dei media nelle democrazie moderne Un libro che rinnova profondamente tutta la nostra visione della politica p by Giorgio Agamben

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Il Regno e la Gloria. Per una genealogia teologica dell'economia e del governo
Title:Il Regno e la Gloria. Per una genealogia teologica dell'economia e del governo
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Category:Philosophy, Theology, Religion, Politics, History, Theory, Christianity
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The Open: Man and Animal, Profanations, Infancy and History: On the Destruction of Experience, What Is an Apparatus? and Other Essays, State of Exception, The Coming Community, Means Without End: Notes on Politics, Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, The Man Without Content, Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive
The three essays collected in this book offer a succinct introduction to Agamben s recent work through an investigation of Foucault s notion of the apparatus a meditation on the intimate link of philosophy to friendship and a reflection on contemporariness or the singular relation one may have to one s own time br br Apparatus i dispositif i in French is at once a most ubiquitous and nebulous concept in Foucault s later thought In a text bearing the same name What is a i dispositif i Deleuze managed to contribute its mystification but Agamben s leading essay illuminates the notion I will call an apparatus he writes literally anything that has in some way the capacity to capture orient determine intercept model control or secure the gestures behaviors opinions or discourses of living beings Seen from this perspective Agamben s work like Foucault s may be described as the identification and investigation of apparatuses together with incessant attempts to find new ways to dismantle them br br Though philosophy contains the notion of i philos i or friend in its very name philosophers tend to be very skeptical about friendship In his second essay Agamben tries to dispel this skepticism by showing that at the heart of friendship and philosophy but also at the core of politics lies the same experience the shared sensation of being br br Guided by the question What does it mean to be contemporary Agamben begins the third essay with a reading of Nietzsche s philosophy and Mandelstam s poetry proceeding from these to an exploration of such diverse fields as fashion neurophysiology messianism and astrophysics, In this book one of Italy s most important and original contemporary philosophers considers the status of art in the modern era He takes seriously Hegel s claim that art has exhausted its spiritual vocation that it is no longer through art that Spirit principally comes to knowledge of itself He argues however that Hegel by no means proclaimed the death of art as many still imagine but proclaimed rather the indefinite continuation of art in what Hegel called a self annulling mode br br With astonishing breadth and originality the author probes the meaning aesthetics and historical consequences of that self annulment In essence he argues that the birth of modern aesthetics is the result of a series of schisms between artist and spectator genius and taste and form and matter for example that are manifestations of the deeper self negating yet self perpetuating movement of irony br br Through this concept of self annulment the author offers an imaginative reinterpretation of the history of aesthetic theory from Kant to Heidegger and he opens up original perspectives on such phenomena as the rise of the modern museum the link between art and terror the natural affinity between good taste and its perversion and kitsch as the inevitable destiny of art in the modern era The final chapter offers a dazzling interpretation of D rer s i Melancholia i in the terms that the book has articulated as its own br br i The Man Without Content i will naturally interest those who already prize Agamben s work but it will also make his name relevant to a whole new audience those involved with art art history the history of aesthetics and popular culture br br, 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 and modern philosophy Recently Agamben has begun to direct his thinking to the constitution of the social and to some concrete ethico political conclusions concerning the state of society today and the place of the individual within it br br In i Homo Sacer i Agamben aims to connect the problem of pure possibility potentiality and power with the problem of political and social ethics in a context where the latter has lost its previous religious metaphysical and cultural grounding Taking his cue from Foucault s fragmentary analysis of biopolitics Agamben probes with great breadth intensity and acuteness the covert or implicit presence of an idea of biopolitics in the history of traditional political theory He argues that from the earliest treatises of political theory notably in Aristotle s notion of man as a political animal and throughout the history of Western thinking about sovereignty whether of the king or the state a notion of sovereignty as power over life is implicit br br The reason it remains merely implicit has to do according to Agamben with the way the sacred or the idea of sacrality becomes indissociable from the idea of sovereignty Drawing upon Carl Schmitt s idea of the sovereign s status as the exception to the rules he safeguards and on anthropological research that reveals the close interlinking of the sacred and the taboo Agamben defines the sacred person as one who can be killed and yet not sacrificed a paradox he sees as operative in the status of the modern individual living in a system that exerts control over the collective naked life of all individuals, An essential reevaluation of the proper role of politics in contemporary life A critical rethinking of the categories of politics within a new sociopolitical and historical context this book builds on the previous work of the distinguished political philosopher Giorgio Agamben to address the status and nature of politics itself Bringing politics face to face with its own failures of consciousness and consequence Agamben frames his analysis in terms of clear contemporary relevance He proposes in his characteristically allusive and intriguing way a politics of gesture a politics of means without end Among the topics Agamben takes up are the properly political paradigms of experience as well as those generally not viewed as political He begins by elaborating work on biopower begun by Foucault returning the natural life of humans to the center of the polis and considering it as the very basis for politics He then considers subjects such as the state of exception the temporary suspension of the juridical order the concentration camp a zone of indifference between public and private and at the same time the secret matrix of the political space in which we live the refugee who breaking the bond between the human and the citizen moves from marginal status to the center of the crisis of the modern nation state and the sphere of pure means or gestures those gestures that remaining nothing more than means liberate themselves from any relation to ends as the proper sphere of politics Attentive to the urgent demands of the political moment as well as to the bankruptcy of political discourse Agamben s work brings politics back to life and life back topolitics br br b Giorgio Agamben b teaches philosophy at the College International de Philosophie in Paris and at the University of Macerata in Italy He is the author of i Language and Death i i Stanzas i and i The Coming Community i all published by the University of Minnesota Press br br b Vincenzo Binetti b is assistant professor of Romance languages and literature at the University of Michigan br br b Cesare Casarino b teaches in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota