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The Adventure (Hardcover): Giorgio Agamben

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The Adventure (Hardcover)

Giorgio Agamben; Translated by Lorenzo Chiesa

Series: The MIT Press

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Agamben charts a journey that ranges from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the four gods who preside over the birth of every human being. We must all pay tribute to these deities and should not try to elude or dupe them. To accept them, Giorgio Agamben suggests, is to live one's life as an adventure-not in the trivial sense of the term, with lightness and disenchantment, but with the understanding that adventure, as a specific way of being, is the most profound experience in our human existence. In this pithy, poetic, and compelling book, Agamben maps a journey from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. The four gods of legend are joined at the end by a goddess, the most elusive and mysterious of all: Elpis, Hope. In Greek mythology, Hope remains in Pandora's box, not because it postpones its fulfillment to an invisible beyond but because somehow it has always been already satisfied. Here, Agamben presents Hope as the ultimate gift of the human adventure on Earth.

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Imprint: MIT Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The MIT Press
Release date: March 2018
First published: 2018
Authors: Giorgio Agamben
Translators: Lorenzo Chiesa (Director)
Dimensions: 152 x 102 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 104
ISBN-13: 978-0-262-03759-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600
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Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600
Books > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600 > General
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LSN: 0-262-03759-9
Barcode: 9780262037594

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