Infancy and History: The Destruction of Experience [Giorgio Agamben] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How and why did experience and. Expand view. Giorgio Agamben, Infancy and History. The Destruction of Experience, trans. Liz Heron, London & New York: Verso, Agamben’s profound and radical exploration of language, infancy, and Agamben goes on to consider time and history; the Marxist notion of base and.

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Indeed, as Agamben asserts in the preface to the English-language edition of Infancy and History, this book “forms the prologue” 3 to an unwritten work that would be entitled La Voce Umana The Human Voicewhile those published in the period since “are its afterwords” 3.

Infancy and History: On the Destruction of Experience

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The passage from language to voice cannot base itself in the certainty of the voice; it must be experienced.

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In the absence of this conjunction: In this note, I will sketch out his trajectory and, hopefully, enact some of its implications. The titular essay, “Infancy and History,” was such an enjoyable read because despite the dense subject matter he concluded each section with an exploration of a related piece of literature, poetry or history that helped uncover the deeper meaning of his thoughts. Continental Political Philosophy in Continental Philosophy.

We live in a synthetic moment: But we have to say right away that this passage is impossible.


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PaperbackVerso Radical Thinkerspages. You are commenting using your WordPress. Help Center Find new research papers in: Robert Wood rated it really liked it Sep 14, Stephen Davies – – Palgrave.

And my favorite, “Time and History,” took a close look at the instant and the continuum and the role of time in our age that was mind bending. I — Experimentum Linguae Eff! Cemsoa rated it it was amazing Nov 12, Katie rated it really liked it Apr 17, This is a sort of primary unity that is broken: It really grows on you the second time through.

Beautifully written, erudite and provocative, these essays will be of great interest to students of philosophy, linguistics, anthropology and politics. Alie rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Joseph rated it it was ok Sep 29, The “History” of the book’s title then, refers to the temporal enframing within which the Aristotelian antinomies have been situated, pointing out the importance of the ever-increasingly “mechanical experience” of mass media and technology, the origin of which Benjamin “located in the catastrophe of the First World War” He wants to, somehow, come in to contact with it: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Every written work can be regarded as the prologue or rather, the broken cast of a work never penned, and destined to remain so, because later works, This dialectic would then be broken in multiple forms, throughout the corpus of Agamben’s more explicitly political works, in the allegorical passage from human to animal, body to language, and nature to polis.

Oct 29, Amari marked it as abandoned Shelves: However, rather than acquiesce to some pregiven chronological time as though what the War bequeathed were the only potentialityAgamben follows the more redemptive Benjamin of The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, elaborating how through the profanation of play, History might be transmogrified into event, or “cairological” timethus enabling a personal and collective authority beyond that presently monopolized by the state and capital.


Of course, so are we! Remember me on this computer.

Lists with This Book. And this is the difficult thing that wears on our soul in these moments: Highly recommended for those that enjoy philosophy, and especially people who are trying to place it in modern context where it has deep roots in ancient philosophy yet feels completely relevant to this strange ayamben we find ourselves living in.

However, in this part, I will only discuss his preface to the essay, written inas it is very concise about his intentions, not only for this essay, but through all his work.

The result is the sprig of Agamben’s Coming Community, in which the Aristotelian concept of community is reconstituted in order to affirm the multiple temporalities and forms-of-life that, particularly today, are always already co-present to one another. This is precisely what is to untenable for us moderns. Jul 02, Luke rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Bernard Cooke – – Philosophy and Theology 1 4: David Kishik – – Philosophia 36 1:

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