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Agamben opines that laws have always assumed the authority to define “bare life” — zoeas opposed to biosthat is ‘qualified life’ — by making this exclusive operation, while at the same time gaining power over it by making it the subject of political gida.

Other themes addressed in The Coming Community include the commodification of the body, evil, and the messianic. Biopolitics therefore, becomes the way in which life is caught in the sovereign ban, that is to say, a purely thanatopolitical function of state power.

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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.

English pdf Article in xml format Article references How to cite this article Automatic translation Send this article by e-mail. In other words, Agamben is accused of relating bare life to two different historical situations at the same time and yet, being incapable of examining the particularity of the forms of life deprived of value.

In other words, Laclau takes the figure of the homo sacer as a fixed structure whose singularity is to be transferred to different historical phenomena without suspending its own particularity, or as Agamben visa put it, without deactivating its “normal use” ibd. Here it is worth asking a simple question: 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 viad, accumulates, and organises its own power” In Januaryhe refused to give a lecture in the United States because under the US-VISIT he would have been required to give up his biometric information, which he believed stripped him to a state of “bare life” zoe and was akin to the tattooing that the Nazis did during World War II.


Agamben Giorgio Homo Sacer La Nuda Vida Y El Poder Soberano

It moves from singularity to singularity. 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.

This oppressive distinction holds great importance in relation to the production of knowledge. Each, according to Agamben, fails in revealing ways.

Homo sacer State of exception Whatever aga,ben Bare life Auctoritas Form-of-life The zoe — bios distinction as the “fundamental categorial pair of Western politics” [2] The paradox of sovereignty [3].

For Agamben, however, potentiality in its two forms is that “through which Being founds itself sovereignly, which is to say, without anything preceding or determining it other than its own ability not to be” id.

In other words, through the invocation of Aristotle’s metaphysical concept of im-potentiality Agamben places vidx between Schmitt and Benjamin, displacing sovereignty from the strictly juridical exception but nonetheless retaining nuca within the structure of sovereign ban as a totalising structure that “captures and incorporates Benjamin’s conception of a pure violence that exists outside the law” The ban, abamben, is not simply a sanction, rather it entails abandonment.

There is a second group of critiques to the notion of bare life that also ignore Agamben’s methodological framework. He must, in a word, take away from man his own resources and give him instead new ones alien to him, and incapable of being made use of without the help of other men” PDF available at Germanlawjournal.

Indeed, in this essay, Agakben claims that every human power is im-potentiality and, paradoxically, “every human potentiality is always-already held in relation to its own privation” Agamben was educated at the University of Romewhere in he wrote an unpublished laurea thesis on the political thought of Simone Weil. Where law is based on vague, aamben concepts such as “race” or “good morals,” law and the personal subjectivity of the judicial agent are no longer distinct.

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With this in mind, two different critiques to Agamben’s notion of bare life, as embodied by the figure of the homo sacer could be considered. For Agamben, and certainly for Schmitt, this paradox lies in the fact that the sovereign, having the legal power to decide if the juridical order is to be suspended, legally places himself outside the law. It is worth quoting Agamben in full on this point: Not only do the Taliban captured in Afghanistan not enjoy the status of POW’s prisoner of war as defined by the Geneva Conventionthey do not even have the status of people charged with a crime according to American laws” Agamben, pg 3.


It is the simple fact of one’s own existence as possibility or potentiality Stanford UP,aga,ben.

Since he has been best known for this ongoing nnuda, the volumes of which have been published out of order, and which include:. Moreover, given that the sovereign exception functions for Agamben in the same way as the Aristotelian im-potentiality, that is to say, maintaining itself in the form of its suspension cf.

Law, rather than guaranteeing justice preserves and posits itself in acts and representations of violence, either in the use of violence as means to legal ends —law preserving violence— or in the violence outside law which creates law —law making violence— cf. Agmben University Pressp.


The reduction of life to ‘biopolitics’ afamben one of the main threads in Agamben’s work, in his critical conception of a homo sacerreduced to ‘bare life’, and thus deprived of any rights.

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

At this point, Agamben’s reading of Heidegger comes to the fore, so that the thinking of Being is always the thinking of the potentiality of Being, and potentiality has always primacy over actuality cf. Following Walter Benjamin’s lead, he explains that our task would be to radically differentiate “pure violence” from right, instead of tying them together, as did Carl Schmitt.

Agamben 31 With this in mind, two different critiques to Agamben’s notion of bare life, as embodied by the figure of the homo sacer could be considered. A Critical Reading of Giorgio Agamben”.

Views Read Edit View history. To say then that the camp is the structure that corresponds to the nomosis to make the claim that modernity is the threshold of indistinction between the exception and the rule, the biopolitical age par excellence where sovereignty subsumed the whole biopolitical production rendering biopolitics to a sort of thanatopolitics Fitzpatrick