"Two parallel enterprises run through David Kishik's challenging book: the first one is a brilliant inquiry into Wittgenstein's philosophy of language, showing how Wittgenstein brings language into the sphere of life. The second one ventures on something thoroughly unprecedented, attemption to think about life within the sphere of language. The result is both daring and convincing." -Giorgio Agamben
Encompassing a wide range of subjects, the ten masterful essays gathered here may at first appear unrelated to one another. In truth, Giorgio Agamben's latest book is a mosaic of his most pressing concerns. Take a step backward after reading it from cover to cover, and a world of secret affinities between the chapters slowly comes into focus. Take another step back, and it becomes another indispensable piece of the finely nuanced philosophy that Agamben has been patiently constructing over four decades of sustained research.
The three essays collected in this book offer a succinct introduction to Agamben's recent work through an investigation of Foucault's notion of the apparatus, a meditation on the intimate link of philosophy to friendship, and a reflection on contemporariness, or the singular relation one may have to one's own time.
Life and Violence
Wittgenstein on Meaning and Life
Das Tanz-Werk im Zeitalter des Heiligen Lebens
ג'ורג'ו אגמבן - צורת חיים, מאיטלקית דוד קישיק
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