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The Work of Giorgio Agamben: Law, Literature, Life

Justin Clemens and Nicholas Heron


Giorgio Agamben has emerged, in the past five years, as one of the most important continental philosophers. This burgeoning popularity of his work has largely been confined to a study of the homo sacer series. Yet these later ‘political’ works have their foundation in Agamben's earlier works on the philosophy of language, aesthetics, and literature. From a philosophy of language and linguistics that leads to a broader theory of representation, Agamben develops a critical theory that attempts to explore the hiatuses and paradoxes that govern discursive practice across a broad range of disciplin ... More

Keywords: Giorgio Agamben, homo sacer, philosophy of language, linguistics, representation, discursive practice, continental philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748634620
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634620.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justin Clemens, author

Nicholas Heron, author