Friday, December 1, 2023

On Giorgio Agamben’s State of Exception

  1. (April 29, 2005).
  2. Id.
  3. Standard Schaefer, Italian Philosopher Giorgio Agamben Protests US Travel Policies, Counterpunch (2003), available at
  4. Agamben, Supra note 2, 4
  5. Id.
  6. Id. at 4
  7. Id. at 5
  8. Id. at 7
  9. Id. at 20
  10. Id. at 21
  11. Id. at 22
  12. Id. at 29
  13. Id. at 30, citing Giorgio Balladore-Pallieri, Diritto Costituzionale (Milan: Giuffre 1970).
  14. For an in depth critique of law and its relations and application of force, see Jacques Derrida, Force of Law: The Mystical Foundation of Authority, In Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice, Drucilla Cornell, Michel Rosenfeld, David Gray Carlson, eds. (Routledge Press 1992).
  15. Agamben, supra note 2, 38.
  16. Id.
  17. Id. at 39.
  18. Id. at 41.
  19. Id. at 48.
  20. Id. at 51.
  21. Toni Negri, The Ripe Fruit of Redemption, available at 22, 2005).
  22. Jordy Cummings, Reflections Tsunamis and the State of Exception (Wednesday, December 29, 2004), available at 22, 2005).
  23. Negri, Supra note 23, 1.
  24. Cummings, Supra note 24, 2.
  25. For an interesting comparison, see Maurice Blanchot, The Writing of the Disaster, Ann Smock, trans., (Univ. of Nebraska Press 1986); see also, Maurice Blanchot, Awaiting Oblivion, John Gregg, trans., (Univ. of Nebraska Press 1997).

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