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Friday, 27 June 2014

An Interview with Giorgio Agamben

Can be found on the Verso blog here.  It is extremely interesting for all sorts of reasons and regular readers of this blog (if there are any) will see why I am drawn to Agamben's way of thinking, although as yet I have not read all that much of his work (for, as with so many continental philosophers, there is a lot of it).  But what, in particular, I would like to highlight is his statement that man (in the sense of homo rather than vir) has to measure up to his past.  This seems to be so much more helpful a way of approaching history and its value than the usual tosh (no pun intended) about learning who we are and how we got here.

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