The Open: Man and Animal

The Open: Man and Animal

HK$250.00

{{#has_saved}}

VIP Price

{{original}} {{/has_saved}}
No Stock
DESCRIPTION :

The end of human history is an event that has been foreseen or announced by both messianics and dialecticians. But who is the protagonist of that history that is coming-or has come-to a close? What is man? How did he come on the scene? And how has he maintained his privileged place as the master of, or first among, the animals?

In The Open, contemporary Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben considers the ways in which the "human" has been thought of as either a distinct and superior type of animal, or a kind of being that is essentially different from animal altogether. In an argument that ranges from ancient Greek, Christian, and Jewish texts to twentieth-century thinkers such as Heidegger, Benjamin, and Kojeve, Agamben examines the ways in which the distinction between man and animal has been manufactured by the logical presuppositions of Western thought, and he investigates the profound implications that the man/animal distinction has had for disciplines as seemingly disparate as philosophy, law, anthropology, medicine, and politics.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780804747387
BY (AUTHOR) Agamben, Giorgio, TRANSLATED BY Attell, Kevin
PUBLISHER : Stanford University Press PUBLICATION DATE : October 23, 2003
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Stanford University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 216 mm x 140 mm
WEIGHT : 154 g
SERIES : Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Philosophy & Religion

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.
DESCRIPTION :

The end of human history is an event that has been foreseen or announced by both messianics and dialecticians. But who is the protagonist of that history that is coming-or has come-to a close? What is man? How did he come on the scene? And how has he maintained his privileged place as the master of, or first among, the animals?

In The Open, contemporary Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben considers the ways in which the "human" has been thought of as either a distinct and superior type of animal, or a kind of being that is essentially different from animal altogether. In an argument that ranges from ancient Greek, Christian, and Jewish texts to twentieth-century thinkers such as Heidegger, Benjamin, and Kojeve, Agamben examines the ways in which the distinction between man and animal has been manufactured by the logical presuppositions of Western thought, and he investigates the profound implications that the man/animal distinction has had for disciplines as seemingly disparate as philosophy, law, anthropology, medicine, and politics.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780804747387
BY (AUTHOR) Agamben, Giorgio, TRANSLATED BY Attell, Kevin
PUBLISHER : Stanford University Press PUBLICATION DATE : October 23, 2003
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Stanford University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 216 mm x 140 mm
WEIGHT : 154 g
SERIES : Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Philosophy & Religion

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.