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Bibil Identifier bibil:210378
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Language, Exception, Messianism
Title (English, ) The Thematics of Agamben on Derrida
Author Fiorovanti, David
Journal The Bible and Critical Theory (Volume: 6, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 1-12 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper revisits Giorgio Agamben’s text, The Time That Remains, and through a comparative analysis, contrasts the author’s reading of St Paul’s Romans to relevant Derridean thematics prevalent in the text. Specific themes include language, the law, and the subject. I illustrate how Agamben attempts to revitalise the idea of philosophical anthropology by breaking away from the deconstructive approach. Agamben argues that language is an experience but is currently in a state of nihilism. Consequently, the subject has become lost; or, more specifically, the subject and its object have not disappeared in language but through language. The resuscitation of experience is thus required to defeat this condition: only in language does the subject have its site and origin. Unlike deconstruction, which highlights an inherent paradox within a situation unearthing a questionable foundation, Agamben argues that, by investigating the ‘exception,’ one finds neither a norm nor an inherent truth of the situation, but the confusion which surrounds them both.
DOI 10.2104/bc100005
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Philosophy
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