Order Inspection Copy

To order an inspection copy of this book you must be an Academic or Teacher. Please complete this form before adding to cart. To fulfill your inspection copy request, we require the following information about your position and campus.

* Required Fields

To complete your Inspection Copy Request you will need to click the Checkout button in the right margin and complete the checkout formalities. You can include Inspection Copies and purchased items in the same shopping cart, see our Inspection Copy terms for further information.

Any Questions? Please email our text Support Team on text@footprint.com.au

Submit

Email this to a friend

* ALL required Fields

Order Inspection Copy

An inspection copy has been added to your shopping cart

Adventure

by Giorgio Agamben The MIT Press
Pub Date:
01/2018
ISBN:
9780262037594
Format:
Hbk 104 pages
Price:
AU$27.99 NZ$28.69
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
add to your cart
An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the four gods who preside over the birth of every human being. We must all pay tribute to these deities and should not try to elude or dupe them. To accept them, Giorgio Agamben suggests, is to live one's life as an adventure - not in the trivial sense of the term, with lightness and disenchantment, but with the understanding that adventure, as a specific way of being, is the most profound experience in our human existence. In this pithy, poetic, and compelling book, Agamben maps a journey from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. The four gods of legend are joined at the end by a goddess, the most elusive and mysterious of all: Elpis, Hope. In Greek mythology, Hope remains in Pandora's box, not because it postpones its fulfillment to an invisible beyond but because somehow it has always been already satisfied. Here, Agamben presents Hope as the ultimate gift of the human adventure on Earth.


 
Giorgio Agamben is one of the leading figures in Italian philosophy. He is the author of  Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life;  Remnants of Auschwitz: The Witness and the Archive;  Profanations;  The Signature of All Things: Lorenzo Chiesa is Director of the Genoa School of Humanities and the author of S ubjectivity and Otherness: A Philosophical Reading of Lacan and  The Not-Two: Logic and God in Lacan, both published by the MIT Press.