The Sacrament of Language
February 2012, Polity
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- The Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben is one of the mostly widely read and influential philosophers and cultural theorists of the last decade.
- This is a study of the 'oath' as a bond that ties together the law, citizens and the legislator.
- Agamben traces this oath back to its Greek and Roman origins and treats it as a decisive event of anthropogenesis - in the becoming human of humankind
- This will appeal to a wide range of students and scholars in philosophy, cultural studies and the humanities generally.