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Chiesa, Lorenzo

Works: 33 works in 93 publications in 4 languages and 4,973 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: BF109.L23, 150.195092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lorenzo Chiesa
Subjectivity and otherness : a philosophical reading of Lacan by Lorenzo Chiesa( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Countering the call by some "pro-Lacanians" for an end to the exegesis of Lacan's work - and the dismissal by "anti-Lacanians" of Lacan as impossibly impenetrable - Subjectivity and Otherness argues for Lacan as a "paradoxically systematic" thinker whose texts demand close analysis. Lorenzo Chiesa examines, from a philosophical perspective, the concept of subjectivity in Lacan's work, conducting a detailed reading of the Lacanian subject in relation to otherness according to Lacan's orders of the Imaginary, the Symbolic, and the Real."--Jacket
The kingdom and the glory : for a theological genealogy of economy and government by Giorgio Agamben( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why has power in the West assumed the form of an "economy," that is, of a government of men and things? If power is essentially government, why does it need glory, that is, the ceremonial and liturgical apparatus that has always accompanied it? In the early centuries of the Church, in order to reconcile monotheism with God's threefold nature, the doctrine of Trinity was introduced in the guise of an economy of divine life. It was as if the Trinity amounted to nothing more than a problem of managing and governing the heavenly house and the world. Agamben shows that, when combined with the idea of providence, this theological-economic paradigm unexpectedly lies at the origin of many of the most important categories of modern politics, from the democratic theory of the division of powers to the strategic doctrine of collateral damage, from the invisible hand of Smith's liberalism to ideas of order and security. But the greatest novelty to emerge from The Kingdom and the Glory is that modern power is not only government but also glory, and that the ceremonial, liturgical, and acclamatory aspects that we have regarded as vestiges of the past actually constitute the basis of Western power. Through a fascinating analysis of liturgical acclamations and ceremonial symbols of power--the throne, the crown, purple cloth, the Fasces, and more--Agamben develops an original genealogy that illuminates the startling function of consent and of the media in modern democracies. With this book, the work begun with Homo Sacer reaches a decisive point, profoundly challenging and renewing our vision of politics."--Publisher's description
The not-two : logic and God in Lacan by Lorenzo Chiesa( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophical examination of the treatment of logic and God in Lacan's later psychoanalytic theory
The virtual point of freedom : essays on politics, aesthetics, and religion by Lorenzo Chiesa( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is philosophy? by Giorgio Agamben( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In attempting to answer the question posed by this book's title, Giorgio Agamben does not address the idea of philosophy itself. Rather, he turns to the apparently most insignificant of its components: the phonemes, letters, syllables, and words that come together to make up the phrases and ideas of philosophical discourse. A summa, of sorts, of Agamben's thought, the book consists of five essays on five emblematic topics: the Voice, the Sayable, the Demand, the Proem, and the Muse. In keeping with the author's trademark methodology, each essay weaves together archaeological and theoretical investigations: to a patient reconstruction of how the concept of language was invented there corresponds an attempt to restore thought to its place within the voice; to an unusual interpretation of the Platonic Idea corresponds a lucid analysis of the relationship between philosophy and science, and of the crisis that both are undergoing today. In the end, there is no universal answer to what is an impossible or inexhaustible question, and philosophical writing - a problem Agamben has never ceased to grapple with - assumes the form of a prelude to a work that must remain unwritten. --Back cover
The fire and the tale by Giorgio Agamben( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is at stake in literature? Can we identify the fire that our stories have lost, but that they strive, at all costs, to rediscover? And what is the philosopher's stone that writers, with the passion of alchemists, struggle to forge in their word furnaces? For Giorgio Agamben, who suggests that the parable is the secret model of all narrative, every act of creation tenaciously resists creation, thereby giving each work its strength and grace. The ten essays brought together here cover works by figures ranging from Aristotle to Paul Klee and illustrate what urgently drives Agamben's current research. As is often the case with his writings, their especial focus is the mystery of literature, of reading and writing, and of language as a laboratory for conceiving an ethico-political perspective that places us beyond sovereign power."
The Italian difference : between nihilism and biopolitics( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together essays by different generations of Italian thinkers which address, whether in affirmative, problematizing or genealogical registers, the entanglement of philosophical speculation and political proposition within recent Italian thought. Nihilism and biopolitics, two concepts that have played a very prominent role in theoretical discussions in Italy, serve as the thematic foci around which the collection orbits, as it seeks to define the historical and geographical particularity of these notions as well their continuing impact on an international debate. The volume al
An essay on negation : for a linguistic anthropology by Paolo Virno( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Essay on Negation, Paol Virno argues that not’s importance is perhaps comparable only to that of money—that is, the universality of exchange. Negation is what separates verbal thought from silent cognitive operations, such as feelings and mental images. Speaking about what is not happening here and now, or about properties that are not referable to a given object, the human animal deactivates its original neuronal empathy, which is prelinguistic; it distances itself from the prescriptions of its own instinctual endowment and accesses a higher sociality, negotiated and unstable, which establishes the public sphere. In fact, the speaking animal soon learns that the negative statement does not amount to the linguistic double of unpleasant realities or destructive emotions: while it rejects them, negation also names them and thus includes them in social life. Virno sees negation as a crucial effect of civilization, one that is, however, also always exposed to further regressions. Taking his cue from a humble word, the author is capable of unfolding the unexpected phenomenology of the negating consciousness
Italian thought today : bio-economy, human nature, Christianity by Lorenzo Chiesa( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonin Artaud : verso un corpo senza organi by Lorenzo Chiesa( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il soggetto scabroso : trattato di ontologia politica by Slavoj Žižek( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foucault : madness/sexuality/biopolitics( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lacan and philosophy : the new generation( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autour de Slavoj Žižek : psychanalyse, marxisme, idéalisme Allemand( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian biopolitical theory and beyond : genealogy, psychoanalysis, and biology( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of desire : Lacan between evolutionary biology and psychoanalytic theory by Lorenzo Chiesa( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bio-teo-politika rojstva by Lorenzo Chiesa( )

1 edition published in 2011 in Slovenian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Užitek v Lacanovem Seminarju XX : prolegomena k novemu branju by Lorenzo Chiesa( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Slovenian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventure by Giorgio Agamben( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the four gods who preside over the birth of every human being. We must all pay tribute to these deities and should not try to elude or dupe them. To accept them, Giorgio Agamben suggests, is to live one's life as an adventure - not in the trivial sense of the term, with lightness and disenchantment, but with the understanding that adventure, as a specific way of being, is the most profound experience in our human existence. In this pithy, poetic, and compelling book, Agamben maps a journey from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. The four gods of legend are joined at the end by a goddess, the most elusive and mysterious of all: Elpis, Hope. In Greek mythology, Hope remains in Pandora's box, not because it postpones its fulfillment to an invisible beyond but because somehow it has always been already satisfied. Here, Agamben presents Hope as the ultimate gift of the human adventure on Earth. --
Homo Sacer: : frančiškova ontologija by Lorenzo Chiesa( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Subjectivity and otherness : a philosophical reading of Lacan
The kingdom and the glory : for a theological genealogy of economy and governmentThe Italian difference : between nihilism and biopolitics
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키에자, 로렌초