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Giorgio Agamben. A Genealogy of Monasticism

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Title:Giorgio Agamben. A Genealogy of Monasticism
Giorgio Agamben continuing a series of seminars on the idea of rule and life. In this class, he explored the genealogy of monasticism, touching on subjectivity, music in the monastery, liturgy and prayer as a form of chant. He discussed the development of juridical law from Franciscan rule, Phillipe Lacoue-Labarthe, the non-juridical character of monastic rule, Spanish Scholastics. He spoke about the obligation of the vow and the vow of the vow, Immanuel Kant and the categorical imperative, as well as the idea of the other.