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Idea of Prose
Idea of Prose
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Giorgio Agamben - Author
SUNY series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory
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Hardcover - 152 pages
Release Date: July 1995
ISBN10: 0-7914-2379-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-2379-0

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Paperback - 152 pages
Release Date: July 1995
ISBN10: 0-7914-2380-8
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-2380-6

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This book consists of prose pieces that find a new form of expression for philosophy, an expression showing the inseparability of idea and prose--the very form of truth.

In this book, thought seeks a new form, a new "prose." To this end, it brings into play the strategies of the apology, the aphorism, the short story, the fable, the riddle, and all those "simple forms" that are today no longer used, but whose task it has always been to bring about in the reader an experience, an awakening--rather than attempting to put forth a theory. It is only in this sense--insofar as thought contends with the exposition of an Idea--that the problem of "thought" becomes, in these "treatises," a poetic problem. These are little ideas or forms that, in their brevity, compress that which cannot in any way be forgotten, since according to the platonic admonition, it would be put in "the shortest possible measure."

Giorgio Agamben was born in Rome in 1942. He has published The Man Without Content; Rooms: The Word and the Phantasm in Western Culture; Infancy and History; and Language and Death.


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Table of Contents

Integral Actuality--by Alexander Garcia Duttman

Threshold

I

The Idea of Matter
The Idea of Prose
The Idea of Caesura
The Idea of Vocation
The Idea of the Unique
The Idea of Dictation
The Idea of Truth
The Idea of the Muse
The Idea of Love
The Idea of Study
The Idea of the Immemorable

II

The Idea of Power
The Idea of Communism
The Idea of Politics
The Idea of Justice
The Idea of Peace
The Idea of Shame
The Idea of Epoch
The Idea of Music
The Idea of Happiness
The Idea of Infancy
The Idea of Universal Judgment

III

The Idea of Thought
The Idea of the Name
The Idea of the Enigma
The Idea of Silence
The Idea of Language
The Idea of Language II
The Idea of Light
The Idea of Appearance
The Idea of Glory
The Idea of Death
The Idea of Awakening

Threshold
Kafka Defended Against His Interpreters



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