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Abstract This article presents a critical account of Agamben’s understanding of the logic of sovereignty and of the notion bare life, particularly Agamben’s approach to the paradox of sovereignty and its relation to Aristotle’s metaphysical category of potentiality. Collected Essays in Philosophy. agabmen

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Stanford University Pressp. Indeed, Agamben’s vlda of the sacred is defined by the violence that opens a sphere that is neither the sphere of the profane nor that of the divine. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat The unresolved dialectic between constituting power and constituted power opens the way for a new articulation of the relation between potentiality and actuality, which requires nothing less than a rethinking vidq the ontological categories of modality in their totality.

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 violence would be broken. Love is never directed toward this or that property of the loved one being blond, being small, being tender, being lamebut neither does it neglect the properties in favor of an insipid generality universal love: A double movement is therefore necessary: Selected WritingsVol.

However, Agamben’s criticisms target a broader scope than the US ” war on terror “. And secondly, to construct another figure as a new paradigm of bare life i. But secondly, it also involves that the situation of the outsider is one of radical indefension, wholly exposed to the violence of those inside the city. In his main work “Homo Sacer: All of these critiques, however, miss the underlying methodological function of the paradigmatic cases that Agamben uses in his analysis of bare life.


However, Agamben’s intention when using the figure of the homo sacer is to present a canon detached from its singularity and in this sense, he is moving away from deduction and induction. Agamben’s reading of the dialectic of mythic violence does not allow an interpretation of law-making violence as the violence used for natural ends, so that the violence outside the law is, paradoxically the violence exercised by law in the state of exception.

English pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation Send this article by e-mail. 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:.

In this sense, constituent power for Negri “takes the form of a permanent revolution, a process in which the subject’s independence is affirmed at the moment when it continually rolls back the enemy’s oppression and simultaneously expresses, accumulates, and organises its own power” This figure is the exact mirror image of the sovereign basileus — a king, emperor, or president — who stands, on the one hand, within law so he can be condemned, e.

These texts analyzed the notion of community nuea a time when the European Community was under debate. The paradigmatic case becomes such by suspending and, at the same time, exposing its belonging to the group, so that it is never possible to separate its exemplarity from its singularity. Agmaben 31 With this in mind, two different critiques to Agamben’s notion of bare life, as embodied by the figure of the homo sacer agambeh be considered.

And Agamben notes that the Jews deportation in France and other occupied countries was made possible by the photos taken from identity cards. Potentiality, Sovereignty and Bare Life. It is the simple fact of one’s own existence as possibility or potentiality Translated by Adam Kotsko. This does not mean, however, that humans are not, and do not have to be, something, that they are simply consigned to nothingness and therefore can freely decide whether to be or not to be, to adopt or not to adopt this or that destiny nihilism and decisionism coincide at this point.


This is why the tradition ordered, at 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 What is decisive, however, is that from the very beginning this sacred life has an eminently political character and exhibits an essential link with the terrain on which sovereign power is founded.

University of Chicago Press. The first section of this article presents an account of Agamben’s theory of the state of the exception and the structure of sovereigntyin order to subsequently call into question Agamben’s invocation of Aristotle’s metaphysics in his analysis of constituting and constituted power.

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Whatever singularity, which wants to appropriate agqmben itself, its own being-in-language, and thus rejects all identity and every condition of belonging, is the principal enemy of the State. For Benjamin, the bearer of the link between violence and law is “bare life” id. Agamben, bare life, biopolitics, sovereignty.

This oppressive distinction holds great importance in relation to the production of knowledge. A theoretical invocation by Agamben reinforces and fills this eschatological position: Nda passage from Agamben’s analysis of the structure of the paradox of sovereignty to his study of the homo sacer pivots on Agamben’s interpretation of Walter Benjamin’s essay Critique of Violence.

The historicity of the paradigm lies neither in diachronic not in synchrony but in a crossing of the two.

These individuals were termed as ” enemy combatants. Each, according to Agamben, fails in revealing ways.