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Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life (Meridian


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Introduction Part I. The Logic of Sovereignty: 1. The paradox of sovereignty 2. 'Nomos Basileus' 3. Potentiality and law 4. Form of law Threshold Part II. Homo Sacer: 1. Homo sacer 2. The ambivalence of the sacred 3. Sacred life 4. 'Vitae Necisque Potestas' 5. Sovereign body and sacred body 6. The ban and the wolf Threshold Part III. The Camp as Biopolitical Paradigm of the Modern: 1. The politicization of life 2. Biopolitics and the rights of man 3. Life that does not deserve to live 4. 'Politics, or giving form to the life of a people' 5. VP 6. Politicizing death 7. The camp as the 'Nomos' of the modern Threshold Bibliography Index of names.

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Giorgio Agamben teaches philosophy at the University of Venice.


"Agamben's intuition, chronicle and meditation are fascinating." - The Review of Politics "The story of homo sacer is certainly worth reading because of its suggestiveness and provocations." - Modernism/Modernity

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