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Agamben's Philosophical Lineage

Adam Kotsko and Carlo Salzani


One of the greatest challenges Agamben presents to his readers is the vast and often bewildering range of sources he draws upon in his work. This volume is a one-stop reference for clarifying Agamben’s relationship to the many figures he engages with, providing a wide range of articles by scholars with special expertise in Agamben and the figure in question. It covers his primary interlocutors, his more occasional and secondary points of reference as well as figures who are often lurking in the background of his arguments but are seldom directly mentioned. The result is a thorough overview of ... More

Keywords: Giorgio Agamben, political philosophy, biopolitics, continental philosophy, sources

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474423632
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474423632.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Kotsko, editor
Shimer College, Chicago

Carlo Salzani, editor

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Front Matter

Introduction: Agamben as a Reader

Adam Kotsko and Carlo Salzani

Part I Primary Interlocutors

1 Aristotle

Jussi Backman

2 Walter Benjamin

Carlo Salzani

3 Guy Debord

Dave Mesing

4 Michel Foucault

Vanessa Lemm

5 Martin Heidegger

Mathew Abbott

6 Paul the Apostle

Ted Jennings

7 Carl Schmitt

Sergei Prozorov

Part II Points of Reference

8 Hannah Arendt

John Grumley

9 Georges Bataille

Nadine Hartmann

10 Émile Benveniste

Henrik Wilberg

11 Dante Alighieri

Paolo Bartoloni

12 Gilles Deleuze

Claire Colebrook

14 Friedrich Hölderlin

Henrik Wilberg

15 Franz Kafka

Anke Snoek

16 Immanuel Kant

Susan Brophy

17 Friedrich Nietzsche

Vanessa Lemm

18 Plato

Mika Ojakangas

19 Plotinus

Mårten Björk

20 Marquis de Sade

Christian Grünnagel

21 Baruch Spinoza

Jeffrey A. Bernstein

22 Aby Warburg

Adi Efal-Lautenschläger

Part III Submerged Dialogues

23 Theodor W. Adorno

Colby Dickinson

24 Jacques Derrida

Virgil W. Brower

25 Sigmund Freud

Virgil W. Brower

26 Jacques Lacan

Frances L. Restuccia

27 Karl Marx

Jessica Whyte

28 Antonio Negri

Ingrid Diran

30 Simone Weil

Beatrice Marovich

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