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    Agamben's Philosophical Trajectory.Adam Kotsko - 2020 - Edinburgh University Press.
    The book shows how Agamben's political concerns emerged and evolved as Agamben responded to contemporary events and new intellectual influences while striving to remain true to his deepest intuitions. Kotsko reveals the trajectory of Agamben's work and shows us what it means to practice philosophy as a living, responsive discipline.
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    Agamben's Philosophical Lineage.Adam Kotsko & Carlo Salzani (eds.) - 2017 - Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    One of the greatest challenges Agamben presents to his readers is the vast and often bewildering range of sources he draws upon in his work. Looking at figures including Michel Foucault, St Paul, Nietzsche, the Marquis de Sade, Simone Weil and Hannah Arendt, this one-stop reference to Agamben's influences covers 30 thinkers: his primary interlocutors, his secondary references, and the figures who lurk in the background of his arguments without being directly mentioned.
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    The Sacrament of Language: An Archaeology of the Oath.Adam Kotsko (ed.) - 2010 - Stanford University Press.
    This book is a continuation of Giorgio Agamben's investigation of political theory, which began with the highly influential volume _Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life_. Having already traced the roots of the idea of sovereignty, sacredness, and economy, he now turns to a perhaps unlikely topic: the concept of the oath. Following the Italian scholar Paolo Prodi, Agamben sees the oath as foundational for Western politics and undertakes an exploration of the roots of the phenomenon of the oath in (...)
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    Conclusion : Agamben as a reader of Agamben.Adam Kotsko - 2017 - In Adam Kotsko & Carlo Salzani (eds.), Agamben's Philosophical Lineage. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. pp. 303-313.
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    Agamben's Coming Philosophy: Finding a New Use for Theology.Colby Dickinson & Adam Kotsko - 2015 - Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield International. Edited by Adam Kotsko.
    In this book, Dickson and Kotso examine Agamben’s more recent theologically-focused writing and its implications for philosophical thought.
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    Opus Dei: An Archaeology of Duty.Adam Kotsko (ed.) - 2013 - Stanford University Press.
    In this follow-up to _The Kingdom and the Glory_ and _The Highest Poverty_, Agamben investigates the roots of our moral concept of duty in the theory and practice of Christian liturgy. Beginning with the New Testament and working through to late scholasticism and modern papal encyclicals, Agamben traces the Church's attempts to repeat Christ's unrepeatable sacrifice. Crucial here is the paradoxical figure of the priest, who becomes more and more a pure instrument of God's power, so that his own motives (...)
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    : Fragments: The Existential Situation of Our Time and Filaments: Theological Profiles, vols. 1–2 of Selected Essays.Adam Kotsko - 2023 - Critical Inquiry 49 (3):494-496.
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    Žižek's Ontology: A Transcendental Materialist Theory of Subjectivity (review).Adam Kotsko - 2010 - Symploke 18 (1-2):419-421.
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    On Agamben's Use of Benjamin's “Critique of Violence”.Adam Kotsko - 2008 - Telos: Critical Theory of the Contemporary 2008 (145):119-129.
    In Homo Sacer,1 Giorgio Agamben devotes a crucial “threshold” to an extremely compressed reading of Walter Benjamin's “Critique of Violence,”2 a threshold that provides the transition between his elaboration of the logic of sovereignty and his analysis of the concept of homo sacer or “bare life.” That Benjamin's essay should play such a crucial role in Agamben's text is unsurprising. First, Benjamin is arguably the most important authority for Agamben's intellectual project as a whole, rivaled only by Aristotle and Heidegger. (...)
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    On Materialist Theology: Thinking God Beyond the Master Signifier.Adam Kotsko - 2012 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 261 (3):347-357.
    This essay represents an extension and deepening of the author’s book Žižek and Theology. First, it more thoroughly explores the relationship between Žižek’s perspective on theology and his development of the ontology and ethics of “dialectical materialism” in The Parallax View. It contrasts the typical approach to God as a kind of “master signifier” with Žižek’s call for a “non-all” God who names the very contingency and inconsistency of the world as such. The author then reads key texts by Augustine (...)
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    Objective Spirit and Continuity in the Theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.Adam Kotsko - 2005 - Philosophy and Theology 17 (1-2):17-31.
    This paper attempts to read Bonhoeffer’s work as a whole. I maintain that Bonhoeffer’s attempt to develop a distinctly Christian version of the Hegelian concept of objective spirit is the central concern of his Sanctorum Communio. I note the ways he continues to refine and clarify that concept in later works, even as it remainsunnamed. I then argue that by the time of the Letters and Papers from Prison, developing this concept has become Bonhoeffer’s overriding project. I conclude by suggesting (...)
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  12. Politics and perversion : situating Zizek's Paul.Adam Kotsko - 2015 - In Laurent De Sutter (ed.), Zizek and Law. New York, NY: Routledge.
     
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    The sermon on Mount moriah: Faith and the secret in the gift of death.Adam Kotsko - 2008 - Heythrop Journal 49 (1):44–61.
    This essay is an investigation of three attempts to think faith. I find my starting place in Jacques Derrida's The Gift of Death,1 one of the most important treatments of Christianity in Derrida's later thought, which was increasingly insistent in its engagement with religious questions up until his death in 2004. This reading of The Gift of Death will focus particularly on the question of secrecy and its relationship with faith, leading necessarily to an account of Derrida's reading of two (...)
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    Giorgio Agamben. The Fire and the Tale. Trans. Lorenzo Chiesa. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2017. 160 pp. [REVIEW]Adam Kotsko - 2018 - Critical Inquiry 44 (4):804-805.
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