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Scatter 2: Politics in Deconstruction

Geoffrey Bennington


Scatter 2 identifies politics as an object of perennial difficulty for philosophy—as recalcitrant to philosophical mastery as is philosophy’s traditional adversary, poetry. That difficulty makes it an attractive area of attention for any deconstructive approach to the tradition from which we inevitably inherit our language and our concepts. Scatter 2 pursues that deconstruction, often starting, and sometimes departing, from the work of Jacques Derrida, by attending to the concepts of sovereignty on the one hand, and democracy on the other. Part I follows the fate of a line from Book II of Home ... More

Keywords: deconstruction, democracy, sovereignty, political philosophy, political theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823289929
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823289929.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Bennington, author
Emory University