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The Destruction of Experience. GIORGIO AGAMBEN Translated by Liz Heron.

The Destruction of Experience.

Agamben goes on to consider time and history; the Marxist notion of base and superstructure (via a careful reading of the famous Adorno-Benjamin correspondence on Baudelaire's Paris); and the difference between rituals and games.

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Giorgio Agamben is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Venice. Regardless, read this book if you're interested in Agamben and/or elegant contemporary philosophy

Giorgio Agamben is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Venice. His works include The Coming Community, Homo Sacer and State of Exception. Regardless, read this book if you're interested in Agamben and/or elegant contemporary philosophy. Its range is sweeping and will likely relate to those in fields as diverse as performance studies, cognitive studies, critical theory, cultural studies, political philosophy, and contemporary philoopphy.

Infancy and History : The Destruction of Experience.

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How and why did experience and knowledge become separated? Is it possible to talk of an infancy of experience, a "dumb" experience?

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How and why did experience and knowledge become separated? Is it possible to talk of an infancy of experience, a “dumb” experience? For Walter Benjamin, the “poverty of experience” was a characteristic of modernity, originating in the catastrophe of the First World War. 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 will suffice.Agamben’s profound and radical exploration of language, infancy, and everyday life traces concepts of experience through Kant, Hegel, Husserl and Benveniste. In doing so he elaborates a theory of infancy that throws new light on a number of major themes in contemporary thought: the anthropological opposition between nature and culture; the linguistic opposition between speech and language; the birth of the subject and the appearance of the unconscious. Agamben goes on to consider time and history; the Marxist notion of base and superstructure (via a careful reading of the famous Adorno–Benjamin correspondence on Baudelaire’s Paris); and the difference between rituals and games. Beautifully written, erudite and provocative, these essays will be of great interest to students of philosophy, linguistics, anthropology and politics.

Comments: (4)

Risinal
Usually when I explore Georgio Agamben's work I find myself pleasantly anticipating having my brain slowly trying to grasp something new and difficult to digest and then relate to the rest of my hard won personal musings, ascertaining and trying to choose where ideas "belong" within the entire sphere of Western thought. This is, of course, an impossible task.....
I was rather not too excited by this work. It is probably me. I am not adept, I just like to see what's out there. This review is an exception, his other works are fascinating.
Valawye
An important work that draws heavily (sometimes without acknowledgment) on the work of Walter Benjamin and other pre-war or post-war German intellectuals. Agamben's interest is political, philosophical, and aesthetic, but his "poetics" of philosophy drives towards a sort of secular theology or redemption that Benjaminians would be familiar with.

This is early Agamben in form (more essay-like, perhaps less fragmented than some of his later works), but is true to his later thinking on political philosophy, human rights, and even aesthetics.

I admire Agamben for his strong grasp of linguistic, cultural, and intellectual history. At times, he seems far too willing to synthesize, or too willing to crystallize an argument or even a single point; at other times, Further, it is clear that he is referencing works by Benjamin--in this work, Benjamin's early essays on Kafka's gesture, as well as his early "Experience" (the title of the work deals explicitly with experience) and "On Language as Such" essays--and adapting, translating, and advancing such ideas without noting their intellectual precedent.

Regardless, read this book if you're interested in Agamben and/or elegant contemporary philosophy. Its range is sweeping and will likely relate to those in fields as diverse as performance studies, cognitive studies, critical theory, cultural studies, political philosophy, and contemporary philoopphy. Its interest in experience, infancy, ritual, play, and gesture--and how these terms might be theorized and advanced through the history of philosophy--are the work's central concerns, and these are all critical aesthetic and political terms for modern cultural and philosophical thinkers. You likely won't find elsewhere a more lucid and focused exploration of these terms with as much rigor and as much philosophical focus and background.
Otiel
Great
Irostamore
This relatively short book reads like a collection of essays rather than a unified whole. Agamben is clearly very intelligent and a good writer, but I am not convinced that he is the 'next great critical theorist' many claim him to be.

The best chapter here is about a series of letters between Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. Agamben argues in favor of Benjamin's method, a view I'm partial to. There are other interesting moments throughout but also a lot of grappling with the canon, a necessary task for professional Continental Philosophers, perhaps, but not necessarily compelling reading for the rest of us.

This book could be read alongside Derrida's 'The Politics of Friendship'.
Infancy and History: The Destruction of Experience download epub
Philosophy
Author: Giorgio Agamben
ISBN: 0860916456
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Philosophy
Language: English
Publisher: Verso; 1st Ed. edition (December 17, 1993)
Pages: 150 pages