Issue 2

Cover of Issue 2, Declarations of Dependence by Scott Ferguson

Reading Agamben with Ferguson

By Adam Kotsko
Issue 2 September 27, 2018

My first reaction to Scott Ferguson’s Declarations of Dependence was that it was the strangest book I had ever read. One can group together any three significant topics of this book—for instance, monetary theory, the philosophical implications of perspective painting, and Looney Tunes; or Florentine fiscal policy, Thomist ontology, and the critique of neoliberalism—and declare with reasonable confidence that no previous work has ever woven those topics together, or at least not in quite the same way. Yet as I pondered that initial impression, I realized it was not quite fair.

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