Eschatology and Revolution - Building on Giorgio Agamben

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: marcus.doeller@uni-erfurt.de
Deadline: 17.01.2020
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Erfurt
Datum: 13.05.2020
Uhrzeit: 14:00 Uhr
Ende: 14.05.2020 18:00
Veranstaltende Institution: Max-Weber-Kolleg Universität Erfurt

As a result of the publication in different languages of the complete series of Homo Sacer, the name of Giorgio Agamben (1942), already renowned on a European, if not global scale has recently become even more established within the philosophical debate. Studies and events devoted to him abound. Our two-day workshop aims to follow up on the general discussion about the Italian philosopher, although our intention is neither to limit ourselves to the texts included in the project “Homo Sacer” nor to concentrate on the sole œuvre of Agamben. Our purpose is rather to take his production as a starting or ending point for further reflections on two themes that we consider to be at the very heart of his philosophy: eschatology and revolution. In fact, we believe that Agamben’s publications, which now stretch over more than half a century, contain conceptual tools that are worth testing in other fields – tools that, to date, critics have perhaps failed to fully value. We are convinced that looking at Agamben’s eschatological concerns and determining the proper place of (the concept of) “revolution” in his thought can help to bring out some of them.


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