The Signature of All Things: On Method - Zone Books (Hardback)
  • The Signature of All Things: On Method - Zone Books (Hardback)
zoom

The Signature of All Things: On Method - Zone Books (Hardback)

(author), (translator), (translator)
£20.00
Hardback 128 Pages / Published: 11/09/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
The search to create a science of signatures that exceeds the attempts of semiology and hermeneutics to determine pure and unmarked signs. The Signature of All Things is Giorgio Agamben's sustained reflection on method. To reflect on method implies for Agamben an archaeological vigilance: a persistent form of thinking in order to expose, examine, and elaborate what is obscure, unanalyzed, even unsaid, in an author's thought. To be archaeologically vigilant, then, is to return to, even invent, a method attuned to a "world supported by a thick weave of resemblances and sympathies, analogies and correspondences." Collecting a wide range of authors and topics in a slim but richly argued volume, Agamben enacts the search to create a science of signatures that exceeds the attempts of semiology and hermeneutics to determine the pure and unmarked signs that signify univocally, neutrally, and eternally. Three conceptual figures organize Agamben's argument and the advent of his new method: the paradigm, the signature, and archaeology. Each chapter is devoted to an investigation of one of these concepts and Agamben carefully constructs its genealogy transhistorically and from an interdisciplinary perspective. And at each moment of the text, Agamben pays tribute to Michel Foucault, whose methods he rethinks and effectively uses to reformulate the logic of the concepts he isolates. The Signature of All Things reveals once again why Agamben is one of the most innovative thinkers writing today.

Publisher: Zone Books
ISBN: 9781890951986
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...The Signature of All Things is a work of the highest intellectual caliber. -Conor O'Dea, Philosophy in Review
...The Signature of All Things is a work of the highest intellectual caliber. -Conor O'Dea, Philosophy in Review * Reviews *

You may also be interested in...

Against Empathy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Path
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Lies That Bind
Added to basket
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Little Book of Ikigai
Added to basket
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Road Less Travelled
Added to basket
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Meditations
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Ikigai
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
On the Shortness of Life
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.