1: From Being Willful to More Willing: The Agency of the Studier 2: Im-Potentiality: The Ontology of Study 3: The Aesthetics of Study: Poetic Rhythm, Mood, and the Melancholic Angel 4: The Method of Study or, Collecting Signatures 5: The Space and Time of Study: Weak Utopianism and Education 6: The Work of Studious Play: Overcoming the Problem of Transmission 7: Studying with Friends 8: Public, Collective Studying as an Im-Potential Political Gesture
Tyson E. Lewis is Associate Professor of Educational Foundations at Montclair State University, USA, where he directs the graduate program in pedagogy and philosophy.
'Surely, one of the greatest merits of Lewis' book is to relate Agamben's thought to established philosophers of education, among others Illich, McLaren, Freire and Ranciere...Lewis also offers highly nuanced analyses and, although I may have suggested otherwise by emphasizing the negativity that characterizes study (not-knowing, a-poria, im-possibilities, etc.), the argument in this book isn't a mere repudiation of the things we usually hold to be true.'- Joris Vlieghe, Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain 'This is a highly inspiring and compelling book. It offers a remarkable and original reading of some of Giorgio Agamben's thoughts, developing them into a profound philosophy of study that challenges the language of learning that has colonized educational thought in the last decades. In a really surprising and provoking way Lewis opens up a route for a (un)timely educational philosophy and theory.' Jan Masschelein, Professor in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven