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Giorgio Agamben. The Problem of Subjectivity

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Title:Giorgio Agamben. The Problem of Subjectivity
Date:2009Length:1:11:47
Giorgio Agamben conducting a seminar on the problem of form of life and the conception subjectivity. He discussed Heideggers dasein and welt-sein, emphasizing Heideggers being-in-the-world as an opening, or lichtung. Before moving on to Foucaults reformulation of subjectivity. Beginning with Descartes and moving through the history of philosophy, he touched on Deleuze and Foucault who attempted to transform the meaning of subjectivity. Agamben spoke about practices of subjection in Foucaults earlier work, and the practices of liberation and freedom in his final lectures. Focusing on Foucaults Lart de lexistence, Agamben attempted to show how the subject is founded through ethical practices of the self, as opposed to a simple encounter with the concept of truth; subjectivity is discovered then in the lines of errors, or errants, instead of standards of truth.