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|Description||The tion of the impolitical developed in this volume draws its meaning from the exhaustion of modernity's political categories, which have become incapable of giving voice to any genuinely radical perspective. The impolitical is t the opposite of the political but rather its outer limit: the border from which we might glimpse a trajectory away from all forms of political theology and the depoliticizing tendencies of a completed modernity. The book's reconstruction of the impolitical lineage-which is anything but uniform-begins with the extreme conclusions reached by Carl Schmitt and Roma Guardini in their reflections on the political and then moves through a series of encounters between several great twentieth-century texts: from Hannah Arendt's On Revolution to Hermann Broch's The Death of Virgil, to Elias Canetti's Crowds and Power; from Simone Weil's The Need for Roots to Georges Bataille's Sovereignty to Ernst Junger's An der Zeitmauer. The trail forged by this analysis offers a defiant counterpoint to the modern political lexicon, but at the same time a contribution to our understanding of its categories.|
|Author Biography||Roberto Esposito is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. His many books in English include Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy and Two: The Machine of Political Theology and the Place of Thought (Fordham). Connal Parsley is a Lecturer in law at the University of Kent.|
|Publisher||Fordham University Press|
|Date of Publication||01/04/2015|
|Series Title||Donald McGannon Communication Research Center's Everett C. Parker Book Series|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Imprint||Fordham University Press|
|Translated by||Connal Parsley|
|Format Details||Trade paperback (US)|
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