Stanzas: Word and Phantasm in Western Culture download free [PDF and Ebook] by Georgio Agamben

Stanzas: Word and Phantasm in Western Culture download free [PDF and Ebook] by Georgio Agamben year 1992
  • Book name: Stanzas: Word and Phantasm in Western Culture
  • Author: Georgio Agamben
  • Release date: 1992/8/31
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780816620388
  • Rating: 9.38 of 10
  • Votes: 502
  • Review by: Adrianna Matteson
  • Review rating: 7.17 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/2
  • Total pages: 192
  • Includes a PDF summary of 22 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 'Stanzas' (which means 'rooms' in Italian) is a blend of philology, the psychoanalysis of toys, medieval physics and psychology, and contemporary linguistics and philosophy. In this work, Giorgio Agamben attempts to reconfigure the epistemological foundation of Western culture. He rereads Freud and Saussure to discover the impossibility of metalanguage - there is no 'superior language' that can read the obscure scenes of the unconscious, and the 'symbol' is always the return of the repressed in an improper signifier. This impossibility leads Agamben to the problem of representation. He argues that since language is the locus of the production and storage of phantasms, all real objects are fractured by phantasmic itineraries that in turn divide poetry and philosophy, joy and knowledge. This division is at the origin of Western culture and renders impossible the possession of any object of knowledge. Giorgio Agamben is the author of 'Language and Death' (University of Minnesota Press 1991).
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 10H33M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy Of Language, Communication Studies, Western Philosophy, From C 1900 -, Literary Theory, Philosophy: Epistemology & Theory Of Knowledge, Psychology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 25.05 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x12.19mm
  • Weight: 290.3g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Minnesota, United States
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