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Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Étienne Balibar


What can the universals of political philosophy offer to those who experience “the living paradox of an inegalitarian construction of egalitarian citizenship”? This title considers the necessary and necessarily antagonistic relation between the categories of citizen and subject. In this book, the question of modernity is framed anew with special attention to the self-enunciation of the subject (in Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, and Derrida), the constitution of the community as “we” (in Hegel, Marx, and Tolstoy), and the aporia of the judgment of self and others (in Foucault, Freud, Kelsen, and B ... More

Keywords: citizenship, community, citizen-subject, rights, sexual difference, social relation, human, civil, otherness

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823273607
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Étienne Balibar, author
Université de Paris X-Nanterre

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