Agamben, the catholic

Funny, the copy of Agambens The Idea of Prose I was reading has quite a few pencil marks and notes in the margin. The chapter The Idea of Peace has a note in pencil saying ‘Kant eternal peace’ and marks the last few lines of page 81 with ‘Hegel?’ According to me this little chapter is nothing else than a short analysis of the idea of peace, through the reading of an element of contemporary catholic liturgy — giving your neighbour a hand and whishing him/her ‘peace’. He’s such a catholic, this Agamben.

Maybe this explains why I can just read Agamben. I don’t bring Kant and Hegel into play every time.

en,reading matter | April 18, 2006 | 14:58 | Comments Off on Agamben, the catholic |


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