Agamben Giorgio (b. 1942)

arton2586What is in question in political experience is not a higher end but being-into-language itself as pure mediality, being-into-a-means as an irreducible condition of human beings. Politics is the exhibition of a mediality: it is the act of making a means visible as such.

 

Writings

  • Koivusalo, Markku: “Ihminen vailla ääntä.” [The Human without the voice.] Postface in the Finnish translation of Giorgio Agamben’s Mezzi senza fine. Note sulla politica (1996). Keinot vailla päämääriä: reunamerkintöjä politiikasta. Helsinki, Tutkijaliitto/Paradeigma 2001, pp. 83-121.
  • Koivusalo, Markku: ”Paavali, täällä, tänään – Nyt! On Levon aika.” [Saint Paul, Here, Today – Now! It is time to rest.] Review of Giorgio Agamben: Il tempo che resta. Bollati Boringhieri 2000. Tiede & edistys: Interdisciplinary critical science journal 26 (2001) : 4, pp. 314-319.
  • Koivusalo, Markku: ”Epäihmisen etiikka.” [The Ethics of Non-human.] Review article of Giorgio Agamben: The Remnants of Auschwitz. Zone Books 2000. Tiede & edistys: Interdisciplinary critical science journal 25 (2000): 3, pp. 219-230.
  • Koivusalo, Markku: ”Elämän ja Kuoleman tällä puolen.” [Within the death and life.] Nuori Voima literary journal 2:1996. Review of Finnish translation of Giorgio Agamben: La communità che viene.
  • Koivusalo, Markku: ”Filosofin todellinen yhteisö on eettinen yhteisö.” [The real community of philosophers is the ethical community.] Review of Finnish translation of Giorgio Agamben La communità che viene. Helsingin Sanomat 11.5.

Conferences and presentations

  • Homo Sacer and Politics.Presentations, Developments and Criticism of Giorgio Agamben’s Political Philosophy.Friday 15th of May 2015. Helsinki.
  • The New Concepts of Politics. Helsinki Main City Library. 2011.
  • The Philosophy of Power and Potentiality. 29th Annual IAPL Conference. 2-7.June 2005 Helsinki.
  • The Italian Effect in Political Philosophy. The Italian Effect Conference. The University of Sydney & UTS 9-11.9.2004.
  • Political animal and bare life. Dynamis/Energeia seminar 10.-11.11.2001, Helsinki.
  • The Politics of Spectacle. Spectacle and Politics Colloquium. University of Turku. 2004.
  • ”Homo Sacer.” Finnish Researcher Association 20th summer school, Kallio-Kuninkala, Järvenpää august 2001.
  • Giorgio Agamben and the unconditional community. Dilemma seminar lammi 2001.
  • The Philosophy of Giorgio Agamben. Presentation in Critical Coffee House 9.2001.

Seminars and lectures

  • Agamben and Vocation of Art. PHD Seminar, Finnish Academy of Fine Arts 2002.
  • Giorgio Agamben. The Philosophy of Power without Force. University of Jyväskylä 2006.