Infancy and History: The Destruction of Experience [Giorgio Agamben] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. How and why did experience and. For Giorgio Agamben, the Italian editor of Benjamin’s complete works, the destruction of experience no longer needs catastrophes: daily life in any modern city. Expand view. Giorgio Agamben, Infancy and History. The Destruction of Experience, trans. Liz Heron, London & New York: Verso,

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Gets you all excited about linguistics and subjectivity and stuff. Beautifully written, erudite and provocative, these essays will be of great interest to students of philosophy, linguistics, anthropology and politics.

Iman rated it it was ok Aug 25, Find it on Scholar. Agamben says as much: Mohammad rated it hitsory was amazing Sep 13, The voice has never been written, phone does not jump the gap into logos.

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Notify me of new comments via email. Thus Agamben critiques the notion introduced in the Cartesian Meditations, when Husserl suggests that while there indisputably exists an originally “dumb” psychological experience prior to the linguistic condition of possibility for sgamben Cogito, it is ultimately through the verbal that this is overcome and the transcendental subject is brought forth.


Infancy and History: On the Destruction of Experience

Selected pages Title Page. The Profanation of Revelation. The passage from language to voice cannot base itself in the certainty of the voice; it must be experienced. The interrogation of the transcendental can thus proceed along these lines.

For what he argues in this early chapter is that just as, for instance, Fox News, car culture and urban renewal are co-implicated in the mechanization of experience with Homeland Security, biopolitical tattooing and Guantanamo Bay, much the same could be said of many of their most vociferous opponents. Piercing the Present with the Past. Thomas rated it it was amazing Jan 14, He wants to, somehow, come in to contact with it: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

I don’t have a solid enough background in philosophy to understand it. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Jul 02, Luke rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: However, rather than acquiesce to some pregiven chronological time as though what the War bequeathed were the only potentialityAgamben follows the more redemptive Benjamin of The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, elaborating how through the profanation of play, History might be transmogrified into event, or “cairological” timethus enabling a personal and collective authority beyond that presently monopolized by the state and capital.

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Open Preview See a Problem? There could be no reflection on events, on society or on oneself without this split. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. In doing so he elaborates a theory of infancy that throws new light on a number of major themes in contemporary thought: In-fancy then denotes a state of being, or a time in history, where we do not yet? On the contrary, Agamben wants to find the limit of language in language itself: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


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The toy is what belonged — once, no longer — to the realm of the sacred or of the practical-economic. To the extent that experience would be retained in such a project then, it would certainly not be that of knowledge in the form of a vulgar Pure or Practical Reason, but instead would be specifically post-Kantian in the Benjaminian sense of affirming multiple ways of “knowing” at once.

And this is the difficult thing that wears on our soul in these moments: Learn how your comment data is processed. The Italian legacy of thought is brought into the modern age through the pen or computer of Agamben.