Giorgio Agamben Giorgio Agamben


  • (Profanazioni)
  • pages: 116 - 14x20
  • published: 01/02/2005
Giorgio Agamben Giorgio Agamben


“To profane means to bring back into common use that which has been separated into the sphere of the sacred”. This definition is the main thread that guides the reader in a voyage through ten short pieces, in which Agamben has collected his most recent and pressing thoughts. From the “Theory of Subject”, reformulated as a relationship between Genius and Ego, to the issue of “Messianic Time”; from “parody” as a literary model, to “magic” as a code of ethics; from the “Theory of Desire”, to the “Theory of Act and Expression”. Profanation is an act of resistance against all kinds of separation. Thus the author tries to find a new thought and a new clarity that reject any division between philosophy and literature.


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