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The Resource The beast and the sovereign, Jacques Derrida ; translated by Geoffrey Bennington

The beast and the sovereign, Jacques Derrida ; translated by Geoffrey Bennington

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The beast and the sovereign
Title
The beast and the sovereign
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Derrida ; translated by Geoffrey Bennington
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
When he died in 2004, Jacques Derrida left behind a vast legacy of unpublished material, much of it in the form of written lectures. With The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume 1, the University of Chicago Press inaugurates an ambitious series, edited by Geoffrey Bennington and Peggy Kamuf, translating these important works into English. The Beast and the Sovereign, Volume 1 launches the series with Derrida's exploration of the persistent association of bestiality or animality with sovereignty. In this seminar from 2001-2002, Derrida continues his deconstruction of the traditional determinations of the human. The beast and the sovereign are connected, he contends, because neither animals nor kings are subject to the law-the sovereign stands above it, while the beast falls outside the law from below. He then traces this association through an astonishing array of texts, including La Fontaine's fable "The Wolf and the Lamb," Hobbes's biblical sea monster in Leviathan, D. H. Lawrence's poem "Snake," Machiavelli's Prince with its elaborate comparison of princes and foxes, a historical account of Louis XIV attending an elephant autopsy, and Rousseau's evocation of werewolves in The Social Contract. Deleuze, Lacan, and Agamben also come into critical play as Derrida focuses in on questions of force, right, justice, and philosophical interpretations of the limits between man and animal
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ICU/DLC
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Derrida, Jacques
Index
no index present
LC call number
B2430.D483
LC item number
D47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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Bennington, Geoffrey
Series statement
Seminars of Jacques Derrida
Series volume
v. 1
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  • Sovereignty
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Responsibility
  • Capital punishment
  • Perjury
Label
The beast and the sovereign, Jacques Derrida ; translated by Geoffrey Bennington
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Séminaire: la bête et le souverain
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
317068115
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
463 p.
Isbn
9780226144283
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009011389
Other control number
40017333885
System control number
(OCoLC)317068115
Label
The beast and the sovereign, Jacques Derrida ; translated by Geoffrey Bennington
Publication
Note
Translation of: Séminaire: la bête et le souverain
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
317068115
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
463 p.
Isbn
9780226144283
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009011389
Other control number
40017333885
System control number
(OCoLC)317068115

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