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Kalpana Rahita Seshadri

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816677887

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816677887.001.0001

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HumAnimal Acts

HumAnimal Acts

Potentiality or Movement as Rest

(p.195) Seven HumAnimal Acts

Kalpana Rahita Seshadri

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter focuses on the mute physical body situated between identities, concepts, and philosophical traditions in relation to Giorgio Agamben’s appropriation of Aristotle’s concept of potentiality. It examines the silence of the body that has not been mutilated and rendered mute, but the body that serves as a “brute” index of subjugation and power to demonstrate humAnimal possibility. The chapter concludes with a description of the body in terms of dynamism and time, or when silence or rest manifests itself as the body’s heart of movement.

Keywords:   mute physical body, Giorgio Agamben, Aristotle, concept of potentiality, humAnimal, dynamism, brute index

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