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Title: Reading Giorgio Agamben's 'Homo Sacer' with René Girard
Authors: Depoortere, Frederiek # ×
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: DePaul University
Series Title: Philosophy Today vol:56 issue:2 pages:154-163
Abstract: In his 1998 book "Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life", Giorgio Agamben draws the attention of his readers to the figure of the "homo sacer". The aim of the present essay is examine whether Agamben's interpretation of the "homo sacer" makes sense in the light of ancient Roman sources. It will be shown that the interpretation offered by Agamben is problematical. An alternative interpretation of the "homo sacer" will be attempted with the help of René Girard.
ISSN: 0031-8256
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Systematic Theology - miscellaneous
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