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Agamben: A burning house

Giorgio Agamben, Giorgio Agamben: When the house burns down, the unrealizable. For a politics of ontology

PHILOSOPHY: Italian Giorgio Agamben describes and envisions different courses of action for our thinking than today's more technologically nihilistic will-driven production paradigm. Two books delve into other possibilities than the 'fire' he believes we find ourselves in. In this essay, Astrid Nordang tries to bring out some of this complicated material.