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Giorgio Agamben

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Giorgio Agamben ( ə-GAM-bən, Italian: [ˈdʒordʒo aˈɡamben]; born 22 April 1942) is an Italian philosopher best known for his work investigating the concepts of the state of exception, form-of-life (borrowed from Ludwig Wittgenstein) and homo sacer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giorgio Agamben has received more than 1,198,924 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Giorgio Agamben is the 225th most popular philosopher (down from 196th in 2019), the 574th most popular biography from Italy (down from 463rd in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Philosopher.

Giorgio Agamben is most famous for his work on the concept of "homo sacer," which he defines as someone who can be killed without committing a crime.

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Among philosophers, Giorgio Agamben ranks 225 out of 1,081Before him are Slavoj Žižek, Benedetto Croce, Miguel de Unamuno, Isaiah Berlin, Baltasar Gracián, and Paul Feyerabend. After him are Milarepa, Bernard Bolzano, Bayazid Bastami, Imre Lakatos, Cratylus, and Gaston Bachelard.

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Among people born in 1942, Giorgio Agamben ranks 32Before him are Calvin Klein, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Werner Herzog, Ian McShane, John Wayne Gacy, and Javier Solana. After him are Ehud Barak, José Eduardo dos Santos, Jochen Rindt, Lou Reed, Giancarlo Giannini, and Michel Mayor.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giorgio Agamben ranks 574 out of 4,668Before him are Raffaella Carrà (1943), Lucius Caesar (-17), Pope Pontian (200), Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma (1545), Berengar I of Italy (850), and Livius Andronicus (-280). After him are Marcello Lippi (1948), Saint Rosalia (1130), Giulio Romano (1499), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), Alcide De Gasperi (1881), and Pope Soter (120).


Among philosophers born in Italy, Giorgio Agamben ranks 20Before him are Giambattista Vico (1668), Bonaventure (1221), Cesare Beccaria (1738), Hippasus (-600), Marsilius of Padua (1275), and Benedetto Croce (1866). After him are Theano (-600), Alcmaeon of Croton (-510), Julius Evola (1898), Aristoxenus (-360), Giovanni Gentile (1875), and Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646).