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The Third Origin

Roberto Esposito

in The Origin of the Political: Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823276264
eISBN:
9780823277001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276264.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter argues that the double operation involving the urbanization of originary conflict and the “heroization” of political action is not yet sufficient to bridge the principle gap between ... More


Death Penalties: Ethics, Politics, and the Unconscious of Sovereignty

Kelly Oliver

in Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251087
eISBN:
9780823253036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251087.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

I address the tense relationship between ethics and politics by looking at the case of Troy Davis, an allegedly innocent black man executed in Georgia in September 2011. I begin by analyzing the ways ... More


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