The Open Man and Animal G. Agamben

The Open Man and Animal G. Agamben

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[The Open] turns to perhaps the most basic distinction of existence: that between human beings and animals. The thin volume provides an impressive historical survey of the problem, offering a dizzying scope of debate over the nature of animality, including expositions of figures as diverse as Thomas Aquinas, Georges Bataille, Heidegger, Alexander Kojève, Benjamin, and the German zoologist Jakob von Uexküll. –Radical Philosophy Review
Giorgio Agamben is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Venice. This is the fifth of his books published by Stanford; previous titles are “Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life” (1998), “The Man Without Content” (1999), “The End of the Poem” (1999), and “Potentialities” (1999).

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