Hvad er et dispositiv? - og to andre essays PDF/EPUB

Hvad er et dispositiv? - og to andre essays The three essays collected in this book offer a succinct introduction to Agamben s recent work through an investigation of Foucault s notion of the apparatus, a meditation on the intimate link of philosophy to friendship, and a reflection on contemporariness, or the singular relation one may have to one s own time Apparatus dispositif in French is at once a most ubiquitous and nebulous concept in Foucault s later thought In a text bearing the same name What is a dispositif Deleuze managed to contribute to its mystification, but Agamben s leading essay illuminates the notion I will call an apparatus , he writes, literally anything that has in some way the capacity to capture, orient, determine, intercept, model, control, or secure the gestures, behaviors, opinions, or discourses of living beingsSeen from this perspective, Agamben s work, like Foucault s, may be described as the identification and investigation of apparatuses, together with incessant attempts to find new ways to dismantle them Though philosophy contains the notion of philos, or friend, in its very name, philosophers tend to be very skeptical about friendship In his second essay, Agamben tries to dispel this skepticism by showing that at the heart of friendship and philosophy, but also at the core of politics, lies the same experience the shared sensation of being Guided by the question, What does it mean to be contemporary Agamben begins the third essay with a reading of Nietzsche s philosophy and Mandelstam s poetry, proceeding from these to an exploration of such diverse fields as fashion, neurophysiology, messianism and astrophysics

About the Author: Giorgio Agamben

Giorgio Agamben is one of the leading figures in Italian and contemporary continental philosophy He is the author of Homo Sacer Sovereign Power and Bare Life Remnants of Auschwitz The Witness and the Archive Profanations The Signature of All Things On Method, and other books Through the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s he treated a wide range of topics, including aesthetics, literature, language, ontology, nihilism, and radical political thought.In recent years, his work has had a deep impact on contemporary scholarship in a number of disciplines in the Anglo American intellectual world Born in Rome in 1942, Agamben completed studies in Law and Philosophy with a doctoral thesis on the political thought of Simone Weil, and participated in Martin Heidegger s seminars on Hegel and Heraclitus as a postdoctoral scholar.He rose to international prominence after the publication of Homo Sacer in 1995 Translated into English in 1998, the book s analyses of law, life, and state power appeared uncannily prescient after the attacks on New York City and Washington, DC in September 2001, and the resultant shifts in the geopolitical landscape Provoking a wave of scholarly interest in the philosopher s work, the book also marked the beginning of a 20 year research project, which represents Agamben s most important contribution to political philosophy.

10 thoughts on “Hvad er et dispositiv? - og to andre essays

  1. Alex Obrigewitsch Alex Obrigewitsch says:

    Agamben s etymological journey into and then subsequently rebirthed out of the Foucauldian term dispositif was insightful not only in thinking about Foucault but also on Agamben s own projects I am thinking primarily of his work in Homo Sacer.I would, however, seek to propose an inverse relation of sacrality and profanity in the machinic relations of apparatuses and ourselves, in the proc

  2. Sceox Sceox says:

    This book is so short, and its essays such sketches, that its price tag is its most shocking attribute The three essays range from very good to alright, but none is particularly original The title essay is a hyper compression of the author s own The Kingdom and the Glory, and will almost certainly be the most satisfying both theoretically and programmatically for better and worse thing GA ever pen

  3. Casey James Casey James says:

    One of the most fascinating things I have read in a while It s short and reasonably accessible too Agamben makes use of Foucault s definition of the apparatus or dispotif, the network of institutions, technologies, knowledge systems, etc that exercise power within the social body of our society and traces its use over time to establish a relationship between modern organization of the world with the early

  4. Kim Moulaire Kim Moulaire says:

    Va de paire avec Le corps utopique, les h t rotopies de Foucault

  5. Jara Jara says:

    Urgente y necesario Empezemos por las bases para desmontar el sistema.

  6. Angelique Angelique says:

    Para Foucault, hay ciertas preposiciones que deben ser tenidas en cuenta al pensar la cuestion del poder.el poder no es algo que se posea, se adquiera, se tenga, arranque o comparta, algo que se deje escapar o se conserve El poder se ejerce a partir de innumerables focos, y resulta del juego de relaciones m viles, no fijas, y no igualitarias No es una esencia, sino que mueve y permuta constantemente.las relaciones de poder no son ex

  7. Griffin Wilson Griffin Wilson says:

    An illuminating description of and elaboration on Foucault s notion of the dispositif, or apparatus I first learned about this concept from the Geopolitics and Development book I read, which analyzed the apparatuses surrounding development in a systemic fashion The apparatus is one of the conceptual contributions to political thought that I hope stands immortal in the history of thought far in the future, like Aristotle s polis, Hobbes Levia

  8. Gerardo Gerardo says:

    Testo agilissimo e di facile comprensione che partendo dalle riflessioni di Foucault sul dispositivo approda e considerazioni originali Per dispositivo si intende una rete di pratiche o e oggetti In Foucault tale termine imparentato con quello di positivit , che legato alla sfera religiosa indica le pratiche rituali che impongono il dogma e i comportamenti giusti da seguire Quindi il dispositivo implica una serie di pratiche che obbligano a compiere

  9. Tom Tom says:

    Chapter 1 What is an Apparatus Separating divine being and governance Leaves us with the governance Governance needs a subject though object perhaps rather as per definition we separated it from it s being, and so we get us, the subjects in our struggle with the governance dispotif apparatus But be careful because government can lead to catastrophic failure so make sure you question the apparatuses hand to hand profanation to reclaim them for yourself, change

  10. Jacob Jacob says:

    3 essays, of which I was most interested in the first What is an Apparatus Agamben creates a categorical criteria between 1 Living things, and 2 The Apparatuses which seek to control them with subjectivity in between Capitalism, he suggests, is the accumulation and proliferation of apparatuses He also describes the move from discipline to control In the disciplinary society, apparatuses were used to create subjectivities the creation of individuals , whereas in the co

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