Idea of Prose (Suny Series, Intersections Philosophy & Critical Theory)

Idea of Prose (Suny Series, Intersections Philosophy & Critical Theory)

Giorgio Agamben


This e-book contains prose items that discover a new kind of expression for philosophy, an expression displaying the inseparability of thought and prose--the very kind of truth.

In this publication, notion seeks a brand new shape, a brand new "prose." To this finish, it brings into play the options of the apology, the aphorism, the quick tale, the fantasy, the riddle, and all these "simple varieties" which are at the present time not used, yet whose job it has continuously been to lead to within the reader an event, an awakening--rather than trying to positioned forth a idea. it is just during this sense--insofar as concept contends with the exposition of an Idea--that the matter of "thought" turns into, in those "treatises," a poetic challenge. those are little rules or types that, of their brevity, compress that which can't by any means be forgotten, in view that in keeping with the platonic admonition, it'd be installed "the shortest attainable measure."

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