Giorgio Agamben - WikipediaThe concept of biopolitics carried forth from the work of Michel Foucault informs many of his writings. Agamben was educated at the University of Rome , where in he wrote an unpublished laurea thesis on the political thought of Simone Weil. During this period, Agamben began to elaborate his primary concerns, although their political bearings were not yet made explicit. In — he was a fellow at the Warburg Institute , University of London , due to the courtesy of Frances Yates , whom he met through Italo Calvino. During this fellowship, Agamben began to develop his second book, Stanzas
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Giorgio Agamben is one of the leading figures in Italian philosophy and radical political theory, and in recent years, his work has had a deep impact on contemporary scholarship in a number of disciplines in the Anglo-American intellectual world. Beyond this philosophical heritage, Agamben also engages in multilayered discussions of the Jewish Torah and Christian biblical texts, Greek and Roman law, Midrashic literature, as well as of a number of Western literary figures and poets, including Dante, Holderlin, Kafka, Pessoa, and Caproni to name but a few.
Skip to content. Skip to navigation. Coming soon. A formidable and influential work, Language and Death sheds an original light on issues central to Continental philosophy, literary theory, deconstruction, hermeneutics, and speech-act theory. Focusing on the incompatible philosophical systems of Hegel and Heidegger within the space of negativity, Giorgio Agamben offers a rigorous reading of numerous philosophical and poetic works to examine how these issues have been traditionally explored.