Leland de la Durantaye, <em>Giorgio Agamben: A Critical Introduction</em>. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009.

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Pierre-Yves Fioraso


The book presents itself as an introduction to Agamben, but this should not be taken to mean a shortcut or condensed summary of Agamben’s thought, which would in fact contour his work rather than encounter it. Instead, de la Durantaye provides us with an introduction in its proper sense, opening us up to a body of work that does not presuppose any knowledge of Agamben’s thought, yet has the scale and richness of detail that can appeal to those who already have a strong understanding of his work.

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Pierre-Yves Fioraso, National Universoty of Ireland Galway

Pierre-Yves has been studying Philosophy since 1994 and received his diploma, primary degree and masters in Philosophy from the University of Paris X, Nanterre, France. His M.A Thesis was entitled: “Desire and Law in the Writings of Kafkaâ€. He spent a year as an exchange student in University College Cork in 2002/3 and the following year completed his M.Litt. in Philosophy, for which his thesis was entitled “The Ontological Signification of Biopolitics in the work of Giorgio Agambenâ€. He spent the year 2005/6 as an exchange student in University College Riverside, California and completed his PhD at NUI Galway in 2010, for which his thesis was entitled: “Transdisciplinary implications of cell suicideâ€.