Giorgio Agamben: Education Without Ends

  • Igor Jasinski

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education book sub series (BRIEFSKEY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Igor Jasinski
      Pages 3-20
  3. Articulations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-22
    2. Igor Jasinski
      Pages 23-32
    3. Igor Jasinski
      Pages 33-43
    4. Igor Jasinski
      Pages 45-54
    5. Igor Jasinski
      Pages 55-61
  4. Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-65
    2. Igor Jasinski
      Pages 67-78
    3. Igor Jasinski
      Pages 79-85
    4. Igor Jasinski
      Pages 87-94
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 95-99

About this book


Italian critical theorist Giorgio Agamben may be best known for his political writings concerning the curtailing of privacy rights in the wake of 9/11 and the status of prisoners of war and refugees. Yet, casting him primarily as a political theorist is misleading given his significant contributions to the fields of linguistics, literary theory, philosophy, aesthetics, and religious studies. This book provides the first ever comprehensive introduction to Agamben’s work as it pertains to the field of education. Written in a clear and accessible style, Giorgio Agamben: Education without Ends is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in thinking education beyond its current standardized forms.

The first part of the book creates a context by highlighting formative experiences in Agamben’s biography that reflect a particular idea of education on the threshold between life and work. The second part introduces the notions of infancy, study, community, and happiness, and discusses their relevance with regard to key issues in educational theory and practice. The third part shows how conceptual constellations based on Agamben’s work can inspire studious practices within the spatial, temporal, and curricular infrastructure of educational institutions as they exist today.


Philosophical Practice Philosophy of Pedagogy Giorgio Agamben Biography Studious Play Coming Community Martin Heidegger Philosophy of Teaching Philosophy of Learning Alternative Education Messianic Time Experience of Time Indeterminacy of Language Educational Community Eudaimonia

Authors and affiliations

  • Igor Jasinski
    • 1
  1. 1.Montclair State UniversityMontclairUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-02332-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-02333-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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