Religion, art og politik have all day shared a search for a foundation or origin for the power of faith, artistic creation and the founding of society, respectively. In the Christian faith it is the Father, in the art of creative genius, in liberal democracy, the freedom of the individual. Our desire to search for an origin never seems to end. In the beginning, the word, the Bible says, was a phrase that commands us to relate to a beginning. Likewise, philosophy is tempted to regard our history as a conveyance of a hidden beginning. Economists also tell us that capitalism begins with the innovative idea.
But as Agamben notes, so is Arkæologi on religion, art, politics and capitalism not a search for anyone. . .
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