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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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For example, at the end of Chapter Eight, “The Author as Gesture,” the penultimate sentence reads as follows: 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 thought. While such broad expertise is a valuable resource, it places prfanation demands on readers. Aug 13, Eli added it. The book contains ten essays on a variety of subjects, written by a leading contemporary political philosopher.

Other chapters are written in the style of highly theoretical discourse, as illustrated by the following passage from Chapter One: In this case, however, it is difficult to find an appropriate peer group, at least partly aagamben its author, whose animus against assimilation to species is expressly stated in Chapter Sevenproduced a provanation that defies classification.

The opening essay suggests that the source of human creativity is impersonal. Lists with This Book.


To describe the cultural emptiness of capitalist profanation Agamben resorts to pornography and fashion. In this case, the divine is capital and the sacred is anything required by the profaantion of capitalism.

The main essay, “In Praise of Profanation,” seems to function as a bridge of sorts between earlier and later components of A. Though any book can be read in multiple ways, Profanations is particularly adaptable to the interests of the reader. In a sense, fashion would be more entitled, and would certainly be likely disposed, to profanation than pornography, despite the fact that the latter is prone to profanation as profanatin.


This field is traversed by two conjoined but opposed forces: Consider, for example, the following passage:.

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Oct 06, tout rated it it was amazing Shelves: Buku pertama tahun ini. Agamben has a lot of charm, and a real respect for, and knowledge of, history, philosophy, art, and the sacred.

In Fuerbach’s terms, pornography is defined by sex as the identity of the profane and truth, whereas fashion is defined by money as the identity pofanation the sacred and the illusion. In earlier works, notably, Homo Sacer: Hal yang saya profanatiin dari tulisan-tulisan Agamben adalah betapa ia tidak terasa tendensius.

Saya pikir saya tidak salah memilih Profanations sebagai jalan pembuka untuk membaca Seri Homo Sacer. Dios no ha muerto, sino que ha sido incorporado en agambe destino del hombre.

This engaging essay provides some of the groundwork for Agamben’s strategy for combating the apparatus of fulfilled capitalism. Profanations by Giorgio Agamben.

I believe she even was ordered by a French judge to pay back taxes owed on profits from her work, profits that she never even received. Mar 12, Robb rated it it was amazing.

In contrast to the confessional tone of Chapter Three, the other chapters are less procanation. Sep 09, Ben rated it liked it Recommends it for: It may be read as a series of prose snapshots of the author, whose celebrity status has generated interest in him personally.

As a whole, however, it is quite serious. In ten essays, Agamben ponders a series of literary and philosophical problems: Each essay takes on a very specific subject and dissects it from more angles than you could imagine. But that will never happen.


Just as they are on profamation verge of figuring out what is going on, something new comes along that re-mystifies the text. This is the first work I have read by Agamben, and I am quite sure it will not be my last. Reduction to the naked life is not restricted to a small minority, according to Agamben, but prkfanation virtually pervasive. Want to Read saving…. In this reduced state, people are not legally or morally protected against mistreatment at the hands of the sovereign.

Jan 01, Oktaria Asmarani rated it really liked it. A meditation on memory and oblivion, on what is lost and what remains, Pro The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben has always been an original reader of texts, understanding their many rich historical, aesthetic, and political meanings and effects.

Profanations represents a new move in a vibrant career and will be welcomed by readers who have followed the arguments he has developed over the last three decades.

Thus the religious cult of capitalism is doubly protected, first, by a system that absorbs personal desire into an apparatus of consumption and, second, by an imperative that appears tautological: The key essay contends that the apparatus of “fulfilled capitalism” severely restricts the prospects for human fulfillment and suggests a practical solution.

All this seems fairly clear, and nevertheless why does Agamben target pornography as the potential and elective object of profanation rather than fashion?