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There nuad no rule applicable to chaos Instead, I suggest that the retreat of sovereignty corresponds to the dislocation of the state agamven exception and of the law as the privileged categories that inform the political production of bare life. Sapienza University of Rome Laurea University of Minnesota Press, The homo sacer is included in the political realm in his capacity to be killed, he belongs to God in the form of unsacrificeability: Certainly, taking into account that the relation of the exception is a relation of ban cf.

Essays on Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer. More specifically, Agamben addresses how this prolonged state of exception operates to deprive individuals of their citizenship.

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When a key opens too many doors it can only be a lock-pick. If, in the current post-modern climate, the principle of sovereignty is dissolving, could it however be rebuilt —stripped of every spurious characteristic— abstracted into an unambiguous definition of “exceptionality”?

It is precisely by following this invitation that Agamben starts his genealogical inquiry into bare life and sacred life.

A Critical Reading of Giorgio Agamben. Indeed, as Benjamin had mentioned before in The Right to Use Force “the law’s concern with justice is only apparent, whereas in truth the law is concerned with self-preservation” The first part of the paper argues that Agamben ontologises sovereignty by dramatising the paradox of its structure as im-potentiality.

Cambridge University Press, To sum up, as Laclau suggests, in order to reduce all the possibilities of the ban to the figure of the homo sacerextra presuppositions should be added to Agamben’s argument:.

Section two is devoted to Agamben’s notion of bare life and his treatment of the figure of the homo sacer as a paradigm that attempts to make intelligible a broader historical-problematic context cf.

However, as it has been shown, this de-centering of sovereignty is only achieved through its ontologisation as impotentiality, in which, by suspended itself, it permeates every relation of power. Do they logically emerged from the mere category of “being outside the law”? In other words, sovereignty becomes omnipresent through its own suspension so that it is no longer a juridical-technical dispositif, but rather becomes a grey zone of impotentiality. Hent Kalmo and Quentin Skinner. Wikiquote has quotations related to: However, once again, Agamben’s insistence on Schmitt’s decisionism allows a more legalist reading of bare life which is not centered on the paradigmatic cases that make it intelligible but rather on the underlying logic that produces it: This is why, for Benjamin, “it is worthwhile to investigate the origin of the dogma of the sacredness of life” Agamben, who discusses Negri’s framework briefly c f.


As in Homo sacerthe state of emergency is the inclusion of life and necessity in the juridical order solely in the form of its exclusion. However, the Aristotelian concept of potentiality is not only essentially different from what Negri or Arendt meant by constituting and constituted power at the historical level, but also it does not confine the politicalpractical dimension of the debate.

Agamben traces earlier versions of the term ‘form-of-life’ throughout the development of monastic life, beginning with the establishment of a genre of written rules in the fourth century.

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Most importantly, however, according to Agamben, for the Greeks this distinction does not assign a sense of sacredness to life itself. Theory and Event 3.

In short, Agamben’s bare life is never presupposed by the paradigms he uses to make it intelligible. Norristhe notion of bare life does not inform either the economisation of life —the processes by which life is deprived of value through the commoditisation of the body— or the proliferation of molecular focuses of production of forms of life deprived of value outside the sovereign domain.

Here, my central argument is that, in Agamben, the de-centering of sovereignty is only achieved through its ontologisation as im-potentiality, 2 that is to say, Agamben takes one step away from Schmitt and only one at the expense of constructing sovereignty as an omnipresent figure.

Bare life, Agamben claims in his essay The State of Exception is “a product of the machine and not something that preexists it” Unlike Rousseau, who, in On the Social Contract, comprehended the paradox of sovereignty 3 to thenceforth negotiate its terms and resolve it through the figure of the wise legislator 4 and the appeal for a fida nation, Agamben’s reading of sovereignty discloses deeper paradoxes that could only be resolved by rejecting or transcending its logic altogether, a task that becomes unachievable once the paradox of sovereignty is taken to a point at which it agambsn no longer possible to tell apart modernity and sovereignty.

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: Instead of leaving a space between law and life, the space where human action is possible, the space that used to constitute politics, he argues that politics has “contaminated itself with law” in the state of exception.


Here, we are in the terrain of mythic violence, since according nuea Benjamin, at the origin of the cycle of lawmaking and law preserving violence, lay violence as a manifestation of the gods, and thus, law was “merely a residue of the demonic stage of human existence, when legal statutes determined not only men’s relationships but also their relation to the gods” As William Connolly has argued, Agamben’s conception of the sacred as a twofold structure —double exclusion— differs from conventional approaches agambne this notion.

Following the same trend, he employs, among others, the following to describe the “watershed of whatever”:.

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This is why the tradition ordered, bida the king’s death, the creation of the sovereign’s wax-double in the funus imaginariumas Ernst Kantorowicz demonstrated in The King’s Two Bodies This reflects the general conclusion of this inquiry: Both, divine violence and Agamben’s call for a new ontology of potentiality point in the messianic direction in which the link between law and avamben would be broken. Giorgio Agamben is particularly critical of the United States’ response to 11 Septemberand its instrumentalization as a permanent condition that legitimizes a ” state of exception ” as the dominant paradigm for governing in contemporary politics.

It is in this light that we must read Carl Schmitt’s statement that “sovereignty presents itself in the form of a decision on the exception” qtd. This insightful investigation cannot agamhen fully revised here, but for the sake of my argument it is worth quoting a passage that summarises the basic features of a paradigm:.

Antonio Negri traces the concept of sovereignty agxmben that of a nudw, discussing the necessity to “escape the fetish of sovereignty as the concept of government in modernity” In the process of creating a state of exception these effects can compound. The character of the exception is defined by Agamben as an exclusion, which preserves a relation with the general rule as a form of the rule’s suspension.

The empire of rule, understood as the canon of scientificity, is thus replaced by that of the aganben the universal logic of the law is replaced by the specific and singular logic of the example” Agamben In this series of works, Agamben responds to Hannah Arendt ‘s and Foucault’s studies of totalitarianism and biopolitics. Collected Essays in Philosophy. The ban, however, is not simply a sanction, rather it entails abandonment.