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(Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)
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Creation and the giving of orders are closely entwined in Western culture, where God commands the world into existence and...

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Exact title of the book
Creation and Anarchy: The Work of Art and the Religion of Capitalism
Book series
Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics
Book author
Giorgio Agamben
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
104 pages
Language
English
Published
May 14th 2019 by Stanford University Press
File size (in PDF)
416 kB
Creation and Anarchy: The Work of Art and the Religion of Capitalism

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Creation and the giving of orders are closely entwined in Western culture, where God commands the world into existence and later issues the injunctions known as the Ten Commandments. The arche, or origin, is always also a command, and a beginning is always the first principle that governs and decrees. This is as true for theology, where God not only creates the world but governs and continues to govern through continuous creation, as it is for the philosophical and political tradition according to which beginning and creation, command and will, together form a strategic apparatus without which our society would fall apart.

The five essays collected here aim to deactivate this apparatus through a patient archaeological inquiry into the concepts of work, creation, and command. Giorgio Agamben explores every nuance of the arche in search of an an-archic exit strategy. By the book's final chapter, anarchy appears as the secret center of power, brought to light so as to make possible a philosophical thought that might overthrow both the principle and its command.