Idea of Prose

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SUNY Press, Jul 6, 1995 - Foreign Language Study - 138 pages
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This book consists of prose pieces that find a new form of expression for philosophy, an expression showing the inseparability of idea and prose--the very form of truth.

  

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Contents

Integral Actuality
1
Threshold
29
I
35
The Idea of Matter
37
The Idea of Prose
39
The Idea of Caesura
43
The Idea of Vocation
45
The Idea of the Unique
47
The Idea of Epoch
87
The Idea of Music
89
The Idea of Happiness
93
The Idea of Infancy
95
The Idea of Universal Judgment
99
The Idea of Thought
103
The Idea of the Name
105
The Idea of the Enigma
107

The Idea of Dictation
51
The Idea of Truth
55
The Idea of the Muse
59
The Idea of Love
61
The Idea of Study
63
The Idea of the Immemorable
67
The Idea of Power
71
The Idea of Communism
73
The Idea of Politics
77
The Idea of Justice
79
The Idea of Peace
81
The Idea of Shame
83
The Idea of Silence
111
The Idea of Language
113
The Idea of Language II
115
The Idea of Light
119
The Idea of Appearance
121
The Idea of Glory
125
The Idea of Death
129
The Idea of Awakening
131
Threshold
135
Kafka Defended Against His Interpreters
137
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About the author (1995)

Giorgio Agamben was born in Rome in 1942. He has published The Man Without Content; Rooms: The Word and the Phantasm in Western Culture; Infancy and History; and Language and Death.