Saturday, May 30, 2009
To mark the publication of Giorgio Agamben’s What Is an Apparatus? and Other Essays (Stanford University Press), please join the translators David Kishik and Stefan Pedatella for a celebration of the work of one the world’s leading philosophers and radical thinkers. The three essays collected in this new book offer a succinct introduction to Agamben’s recent work through an investigation of Foucault's notion of “apparatus” (or dispositif), a meditation on the intimate link of philosophy to friendship, and a reflection on the singular relation with one’s own time that we call contemporariness. The evening will also include a sneak-peak reading from Agamben's forthcoming book, Nudity.
Friday, June 5th, 7pm
Bluestockings Books, 172 Allen Street, New York City (directions)