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End(s) of Community History, Sovereignty, and the Question of Law

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ISBN-10: 1554588367

ISBN-13: 9781554588367

Edition: 2013

Authors: Joshua Ben David

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This book stems from an examination of how Western philosophy has accounted for the foundations of law. In this tradition, the character of the “sovereign” or “lawgiver” has provided the solution to this problem. But how does the sovereign acquire the right to found law? As soon as we ask this question we are immediately confronted with a convoluted combination of jurisprudence and theology. The author begins by tracing a lengthy and deeply nuanced exchange between Derrida and Nancy on the question of community and fraternity and then moves on to engage with a diverse set of texts from the Marquis de Sade, Saint Augustine, Kant, Hegel, and Kafka. These texts—which range from the canonical…    
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List price: $38.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 1/23/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 210
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

At the End(S) of Community
"Community, Number," and Democracy: An Excursus on the Politics of Fraternity
Writing and Resistance
Keeping Time beneath a Canopy of Skins: Reading at the Limits of Sense and Sign(s) in Augustine and Bataille
The Way Out Is Through: Sade's Novel and the Crime of Writing
Bodies of Resistance
Between Law and the Slaughterhouse: Kant, Fichte, and the "Absolute" Right of Punishment
Between the Judge and the Executioner: Revisiting the Silent Foundations of Hegel's Moral Point of View
To Read the Writing of Right: An Excursus on Death and the Foundations of Law in the Penal Colony