The Matter of Words (with two epigraphs) [a quotron], by Oliver Cusimano et. al.

After many years spent reading, writing, and studying, it happens at times that we understand what is our special way – if there is one – of…

What is philosophy? – after Agamben’s Grado seminar on the ontology of voice, by Oliver Cusimano

WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY? -- In amusement of the forthcoming English translation of Giorgio Agamben’s book, Che cos'è la filosofia? (What is Philosophy?).…

Special Dispatch #3 – SUMMARY OF NOTES FROM LAST (OF THREE) SESSIONS IN, “The Voice and The Gesture,” A SEMINAR DIRECTED BY GIORGIO AGAMBEN, AUGUST 21-23, GRADO, ITALY, by Oliver Cusimano

We said yesterday that the essential function of grammar is to constitute the human voice in a particular semantic instrument: language. Already,…

Special Dispatch # 2 from Grado Italy Agamben Seminar, by Oliver Cusimano

Summary of Notes from the Second Session, “The Voice and the Gesture,” A Seminar Directed by Giorgio Agamben, Grado, Italy, August 21-23 This second…

Special Dispatch #1 from Grado Italy Agamben Seminar, by Oliver Cusimano

SUMMARY OF NOTES FROM THE FIRST OF THREE SESSIONS, “The Voice and The Gesture,” A SEMINAR DIRECTED BY GIORGIO AGAMBEN, GRADO, ITALY, AUGUST 21-23…