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Infancy and History: The Destruction of Experience

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How and why did experience and knowledge become separated? Is it possible to talk of an infancy of experience, a "dumb" experience? For Walter Benjamin, the "poverty of experience" was a characteristic of modernity, originating in the catastrophe of the First World War. For Giorgio Agamben, the Italian editor of Benjamin's complete works, the destruction of experience no longer needs catastrophes: daily life in any modern city will suffice. Agamben's profound and radical exploration of language, infancy, and everyday life ...

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Infancy and History: The Destruction of Experience
1993, Verso, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780860916451

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Infancy and History: The Destruction of Experience
1993, Verso, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780860914709

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