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This essay follows the productive discussion of Giorgio Agamben’s The Open: Man and Animal that took place as part of the ‘Openness in Medieval Culture’ conference at the ICI Berlin. The essay attempts to develop a speculative notion of openness within Agamben’s work, in particular by connecting the question of openness to the question of the promise: the promise of the resolution of the question of man and animal (The Open); the promise of the Franciscans’ vow, or sacramentum (The Highest Poverty); and the promise of language (The Sacrament of Language).
Title
Highest Openness
Subtitle
On Agamben’s Promise
Author(s)
Damiano Sacco
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This essay follows the productive discussion of Giorgio Agamben’s The Open: Man and Animal that took place as part of the ‘Openness in Medieval Culture’ conference at the ICI Berlin. The essay attempts to develop a speculative notion of openness within Agamben’s work, in particular by connecting the question of openness to the question of the promise: the promise of the resolution of the question of man and animal (The Open); the promise of the Franciscans’ vow, or sacramentum (The Highest Poverty); and the promise of language (The Sacrament of Language).
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
April 19, 2022
Subject
Giorgio Agamben
The Open
The Highest Poverty
The Sacrament of Language
promise
potentiality
language
Franciscans
eschatology
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Language
en-GB
short title
Highest Openness
page start
227
page end
248
Source
Openness in Medieval Europe, ed. by Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum, Cultural Inquiry, 23 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 227–48