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Central to Agamben’s approach to the dialectic between constituting and constituted power through the category of potentiality is his move from political philosophy to first philosophy, which is ultimately, what allows the reading of Agamben’s notion of sovereignty to be teleological. During this fellowship, Agamben began to develop his second book, Stanzas In Januaryhe muda to give a lecture in the United States because under the US-VISIT he would have been required to give up his biometric information, which he believed stripped him to a state of “bare life” zoe and was akin to the tattooing nhda the Nazis did during World War II.

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All of these critiques, however, miss the underlying methodological function of the paradigmatic cases that Agamben uses in his analysis of bare life. The passage from Agamben’s analysis of the structure of the paradox of sovereignty to his study of the homo sacer pivots on Agamben’s interpretation of Walter Benjamin’s essay Critique of Violence.

In this sense, constituent power for Negri “takes the form of a permanent revolution, a process in which the subject’s independence is affirmed at the moment when it continually rolls back the enemy’s nudda and simultaneously expresses, accumulates, and organises its own power” The homo sacer is, therefore, incapable of using violence in his defense.


University of Minnesota Press, Agamben’s thoughts on the state of emergency leads him to declare that the difference between dictatorship and democracy is thin indeed, vidaa rule by decree became more and more common, starting from World War I and the reorganization of constitutional balance.

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Translated by Adam Kotsko. On the Social Contract: Here biological life —which the machines are keeping functional by artificial respiration, pumping blood into the arteries, and regulating the blood temperature— has been entirely separated from the form of life that bore the name Karen Quinlan: How to cite this article. Agamben’s turn to Aristotle’s metaphysical concepts of potentiality and actuality 5 in his treatment of the form of law and the dialectic of constituting and constituted power.

Here it is worth asking a simple question: It is the simple fact of one’s own existence as possibility or potentiality Indeed, in this essay, Agamben claims that every human power is im-potentiality and, paradoxically, “every human potentiality is always-already held in relation to its own privation” While potestas derives from social function, auctoritas “immediately derives from the patres personal condition”. Indeed, Agamben goes further to suggest that the exception that defines the structure of sovereignty is even more complex: Biopolitics therefore, becomes the way in which life is caught in the sovereign ban, that is to say, a purely thanatopolitical function of state power.

Agamben 31 With this in mind, two different critiques to Agamben’s notion of bare life, as embodied by the figure of the homo sacer could be considered. Agamben’s political thought was founded on his readings of Aristotle ‘s PoliticsNicomachean Ethicsand treatise On the Soulas well as the exegetical traditions concerning these texts in late antiquity and the Middle Ages.

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The most relevant of these to Agamben’s own later work were Benjamin’s manuscripts for his theses On the Concept of History. With Geneva Manuscript and Political Economy []. In Means without Ends Agamben claims that biological life which is the. Theory and Event 3. Other themes addressed in The Coming Community include the commodification of vidx body, evil, and the messianic.

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For Aristotle, there are two forms of potentiality, a generic one, in which an alteration or transformation has to take place for the potentiality to turn into actuality i. Vincenzo Binetti and Cesare Casarino. Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty.

Within a state of exception, when a detainee is placed outside the law, he is according to Agamben, reduced to “bare life” in the eyes of the judicial powers. Politics, Metaphysics, and Death: It is in this sense that Agamben’s definition of sovereignty renders meaningless any attempt to dissociate democracy from totalitarianism 8 cf. With this in mind, two different critiques to Agamben’s notion of bare life, as embodied by the figure of the homo sacer could be considered.

Ark Paperbacks,p. Indeed, “even in those societies that, like classical Greece, celebrate animal sacrifices and occasionally immolated human victims, life in itself was not considered sacred” ibd.

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This page was last aga,ben on 26 Decemberat In his main work “Homo Sacer: Sapienza University of Rome Laurea In Means without Ends Agamben claims that biological life which is the