Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

An Intro to Agamben

If you are like me, the idea of reading Giorgio Agamben is easier than actually reading him. He covers such a wide array of topics, from aesthetics and philosophy, technology and arts, politics and terror,  to history and theology, that I could use a little help. Thankfully Adam Kotsko is here to give it, with […]

Archive Civic Polity Peter Escalante

Iconoclasm and Freedom

“In law and theology, the arcanum imperii becomes transparent”- Agamben goes on to say that worship is to theology what metaphysics is to philosophy. He offers here some characteristically illuminating reflections on the liturgical foundations of polity, though his focus is on unreformed examples. But we might ask: what is the radically evangelical act of […]