• The Profanations of Giorgio Agamben

    Author(s):
    Irfan Ajvazi (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy, Agamben, Giorgio, 1942-
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Giorgio Agamben
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/kwsq-5a23
    Abstract:
    Agamben is hard to pin down both theologically and philosophically. He attempts to construct miraculous minutiae out of un-miraculous things. Hence this work is the act of profaning the unprofanable. What ontological stature, what imaginative configuration and what spatio-temporal coordinates this move articulates are less than forthcoming. Indeed it is possible that Agamben disavows these entirely in favour of a Benjaminian eternal 'as if' structure, one which sees in the most mundane the traces of an eternal and secular redemption. But this remains problematic; this idiosyncratic moment seems devoid of any real comprehension or description of themes concerning the rest of us mortals, such as temporality, finitude or the spatial and imaginative presentation of that which promises to redeem us.
    Notes:
    Agamben is hard to pin down both theologically and philosophically. He attempts to construct miraculous minutiae out of un-miraculous things. Hence this work is the act of profaning the unprofanable.
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