In 33 poëtisch-filosofische miniaturen, variërend van korte verhalen en fabels tot raadsels en aforismen, belicht Agamben de idee van onder meer poëzie, taal, denken, gerechtigheid, studie, muziek en liefde. Daarbij put hij uit een rijk arsenaal aan bronnen: van de Talmoed en de mystici tot Raymundus Lullus, en van Franz Kafka tot Paul Celan. In Agambens oeuvre vormt Idee van het proza (eerste uit
Title
Idee van het proza
Author
Giorgio Agamben
Afterword
René Ten Bos
Translator
Ineke Van der Burg
Language
Dutch
Original language
Italian
Original title
Idea della prosa
Publisher
Amsterdam: Boom, © 2019
151 p. : ill.
ISBN
9789024418886 (paperback)

About Giorgio Agamben

Giorgio Agamben (; Italian: [aˈɡamben]; born 22 April 1942) is an Italian philosopher best known for his work investigating the concepts of the state of exception, form-of-life (borrowed from Ludwig Wittgenstein) and homo sacer. The concept of biopolitics (carried forth from the work of Michel Foucault) informs many of his writings.

Biography

Agamben was educated at the University of Rome, where in 1965 he wrote an unpublished laurea thesis on the political thought of Simone Weil. Agamben participated in Martin Heidegger's Le Thor seminars (on Heraclitus and Hegel) in 1966 and 1968. In the 1970s, he worked primarily on linguistics, philology, poetics, and topics in medieval culture. During this period, Agamben began to elaborate his primary concerns, although their political bearings w…Read more on Wikipedia