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Agamben Giorgio Homo Sacer La Nuda Vida Y El Poder Soberano

Agamben quoting Cavalca, states nudaa to ban someone is “to say that anybody may harm him” The state of exception invests one person or government with the power and voice of authority over others extended well beyond where the law has existed in the past.

In this study of medieval monastic rules, Agamben offers a genealogical approach to several concepts that Ludwig Wittgenstein established in his late philosophy, primarily the Philosophical Investigations: Rousseau, Derrida, Deleuze, Kafka— by affirming that there is a fundamental paradox at the core of sovereignty cf. Indeed, following Schmitt, Agamben claims that sovereign power is vixa situated within and above the law cf.

These individuals were termed as ” enemy combatants. This partial reading of Agamben —without the Schmittian ghost of decisionism—, would not clash with an understanding of the way in which the biopolitical transformation of sovereignty has displaced both, the juridical exception and the law giving more relevance viva the norm.

All of these critiques, however, miss the underlying methodological function of the paradigmatic cases that Agamben uses in his analysis of bare life. In these kinds of camps, entire zones of exception are being formed: Essays on Giorgio Agamben’s Homo Sacer. But if Schmitt’s aim agambne to include the necessity of state of emergency under the rule of law, Agamben on the contrary demonstrates that all life cannot be subsumed by law.

This zone of indistinction is produced according to Agamben by the inclusion of chaos in the juridical order, since in order to refer to something, a rule must both presuppose and yet still establish a relation with what is outside relation.

The only justification Agamben provides for this invocation of Aristotle’s metaphysics is that the relation Aristotle establishes between potentiality and act is as complicated as the relation between constituted and constituting power and, in the last analysis, “the relation between constituting and constituted power perhaps like every authentic understanding of the problem of sovereignty depends on how one thinks the existence and autonomy of potentiality” Instead of leaving a space between law and life, the space where human action is possible, the space that used to constitute politics, he argues that politics has “contaminated itself with law” in the state of exception.


Biopolitics therefore, becomes the way in which life is caught in the sovereign ban, that is to say, a purely thanatopolitical function of state power. Agamben prefers using this term as it underlines the structure of ex-ceptionwhich is simultaneously of inclusion and exclusion.

The relation of the ban becomes, for Agamben, a relation in which the being is abandoned by a law “that prescribes nothing and not even itself” It is the vifa fact of one’s own existence as possibility or potentiality In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

Stanford University Pressp. The individual can not only be deprived of their citizenship, but also of any form of agency over their own life.

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The remark of “human potentiality” comes from Agamben’s belief that other living beings are capable only of their “specific potentiality. However, once again, Agamben’s insistence on Schmitt’s decisionism allows a more legalist reading of bare life which is not centered on the paradigmatic cases that make it intelligible but rather on the underlying logic that produces it: The historicity of the paradigm lies neither in diachronic not in synchrony but in a crossing of the two.

That is to say, even though the homo sacer constitutes an actual historical phenomenon, Agamben uses this figure not as a signifier extended to or imposed on historical contexts by means of metaphorical transfer of meaning, but rather as paradigm that corresponds to the analogous logic of the example.

Moreover, in the person detaining auctoritas — the sovereign — public life and private life have become inseparable. But it is a process so abstract and teleological or —as Kant put it— terroristic, that is, armed with a radical ethical pessimism, based on a metaphysics of transcendence as to become instrumental in too many theoretical positions and indifferent to too many ideological standpoints.


Agamben’s thoughts on the state of emergency leads him to declare that the difference between dictatorship and democracy is thin indeed, as rule by decree became more and more common, starting from World War I and the reorganization of constitutional balance.

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The life caught in the sovereign sphere is the life that has been abandoned in the juridical paradox of sovereignty, the sacred life that may be killed but not sacrificed; 10 it is in this particular sense that the production of bare life appears in Agamben as the “originary activity of sovereignty” id. This is what some legal-philosophical positions rather ambiguously —and very abstractly— propose, sometimes claiming that the strength of the exception restores the entire process of the production of law under the auspices of sovereignty, at others recognising in the emergence of the exception a new figure of sovereign command In order to vidx this cycle, and therefore to dissolve the irreducible link between law and violence, Benjamin confronted Mythic violence with the problematic notion of divine violence: The complexity of the inclusion described by Agamben exceeds not only Deleuze’s and Guattari’s affirmation of the capacity of sovereignty to rule only over what it is capable of interiorizing cf.

In The Coming Communitypublished in Italian in and translated into English by longtime admirer Michael Hardt inAgamben describes the social and political manifestation of his philosophical thought. Where law is based on vague, unspecific concepts such as “race” or “good morals,” law and the personal subjectivity of the nudaa agent are no longer distinct. The second part claims that even though an account of Agamben’s methodology serves to respond to the different critiques that his notion of bare life has raised, Agamben’s notions of sovereignty and of bare life ultimately rely on Schmitt’s decisionism.

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