Giorgio Agamben

Giorgio Agamben (born April 22, 1942 in Rome) is an Italian philosopher, specialist of Walter Benjamin, Heidegger, Carl Schmitt and Aby Warburg; he is particularly focused on the history of concepts, especially in medieval philosophy and in the genealogical study of the categories of law and theology. The notion of biopolitics, borrowed from Foucault, is at the heart of many of his works.