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Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive

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In this book the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony."In its form, this book is a kind of perpetual commentary on testimony. It did not seem possible to proceed otherwise. At a certain point, it became clear that testimony contained at its core an essential lacuna; in other words, the survivors bore witness to something it is impossible to bear witness to. As a consequence, commenting on survivors' testimony necessarily meant interrogating this lacuna or, more precisely, attempting to listen to it. Listening to something absent did not prove fruitless work for this author. Above all, it made it necessary to clear away almost all the doctrines that, since Auschwitz, have been advanced in the name of ethics."--Giorgio Agamben

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Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony.

Synopsis:

This work looks closely at the literature of the survivors of Auschwitz, probing the philosophical and ethical questions raised by their testimony.

About the Author

Giorgio Agamben teaches philosophy at the University of Verona. His books include The Coming Community, Stanzas: Word and Phantasm in Western Culture, Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life, and Potentialities: Collected Essays in Philosophy.

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ISBN:
9781890951177
Subtitle:
The Witness and the Archive
Translator:
Heller-Roazen, Daniel
Author:
Agamben, Giorgio
Author:
Heller-Roazen, Daniel
Publisher:
Zone Books
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish (1939-1945)
Subject:
Holocaust, jewish
Subject:
Poststructuralism.
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Remnants of Auschwitz
Series Volume:
1997.
Publication Date:
20020726
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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