Giorgio Agamben

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Birthday
22, 1942
Birthplace
Italy
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Birthday
22, 1942 (age 77)
Birthplace
Italy

About

Italian philosopher most recognized for conceptualizing the ideas of homo sacer and the state of exception.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Rome where his thesis on Simone Weil's political thought was never published.

Trivia

He obtained the prestigious Prix Européen de l'Essai Charles Veillon award in 2006.

Family Life

He was brought up in Rome, Italy, and became close friends with poets José Bergamín and Giorgio Caproni and novelist Elsa Morante.

Associated With

He once lectured at Northwestern University where screenwriter Danny Rubin studied.