Giorgio Agamben: The signature of all things: on method, Luca D’Isanto with Kevin Attell (tr.)
- John V. Garner
- … show all 1 hide
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
Not unlike Foucault’s reflection on his own method in 1969’s The Archaeology of Knowledge, Agamben’s reflection is written almost like a confession. And, like all good confessions, each of the three essays in this work exhibits Agamben’s own practices all while constructing them. Exemplifying this notion of a “constructive-discovery,” the last essay in this collection (“Philosophical Archaeology”) clarifies, to a greater degree than ever, how Agamben understands research practice and how he believes the researcher is, can, and perhaps even ought to be oriented. Further, the first and second essays serve to retroactively reveal an orientation in Agamben’s entire corpus which, if read attentively, allow us to situate his archival research within and to differentiate it from contemporary trends in critical theory such as anti-humanism, deconstruction, and ecology. In the end, this book will serve to correct the popular reading of Agamben as a specialist of the “state of exception” and sol ...
- Agamben, Giorgio. 2006. The time that remains: a commentary on the letter to the Romans (trans: Patricia Dailey). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
- Benjamin, Walter. 1999. On the mimetic faculty. In Selected writings, Vol. 2, 1927–1934 (trans: Rodney Livingstone). Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.
- Deleuze, Gilles. 1983. Nietzsche and philosophy (trans: Janis Tomlinson). New York: Columbia University Press.
- Foucault, Michel. 1998. Nietzsche, genealogy, history. In Aesthetics, method, and epistemology (trans: Robert Hurley). New York: New Press.
- Gutting, Gary. 1994. Introduction: Michel Foucault: a user’s manual. In The Cambridge companion to Michel Foucault, ed. G. Gutting. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge.
- Han, Béatrice. 1998. L’ontologie manquée de Michel Foucault. Paris: Millon.
- Hardt, Michael, and Antonio Negri. 2001. Empire. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Kant, Immanuel. 1950. Prolegomena to any future metaphysics (trans: Lewis White Beck). Upper Saddler River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
- Schürmann, Reiner. 1979. Anti-humanism: reflections of the turn towards the post-modern epoch. Man and World 12(2): 160–177. CrossRef
- Giorgio Agamben: The signature of all things: on method, Luca D’Isanto with Kevin Attell (tr.)
Continental Philosophy Review
Volume 43, Issue 4 , pp 579-588
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Springer Netherlands
- Additional Links
- John V. Garner (1)
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA