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An archaeology of the political : regimes of power from the seventeenth century to the present, Elías José Palti

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An archaeology of the political : regimes of power from the seventeenth century to the present
Title
An archaeology of the political
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regimes of power from the seventeenth century to the present
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Elías José Palti
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Language
eng
Summary
In the past few decades, much political-philosophical reflection has been dedicated to the realm of "the political." Many of the key figures in contemporary political theory - Jacques Rancière, Alain Badiou, Reinhart Koselleck, Giorgio Agamben, Ernesto Laclau, and Slavoj Žižek, among others - have dedicated themselves to explaining power relations, but in many cases they take the concept of the political for granted, as if it were a given, an eternal essence. In An Archaeology of the Political, Elías José Palti argues that the dimension of reality known as the political is not a natural, transhistorical entity. Instead, he claims that the horizon of the political arose in the context of a series of changes that affirmed the power of absolute monarchies in seventeenth-century Europe and was successively reconfigured from this period up to the present. Palti traces this series of redefinitions accompanying alterations in regimes of power, thus describing a genealogy of the concept of the political. Perhaps most important, An Archaeology of the Political brings to theoretical discussions a sound historical perspective, illuminating the complex influences of both theology and secularization on our understanding of the political in the contemporary world. --
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Palti, Elías José
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Columbia studies in political thought/political history
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  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Political science
  • Sovereignty
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An archaeology of the political : regimes of power from the seventeenth century to the present, Elías José Palti
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The theological genesis of the political -- The tragic scene : the symbolic nature of power and the problem of expression -- The discourse of emancipation and the emergence of democracy as a problem : the Latin American case -- The rebirth of the tragic scene and the emergence of the political as a conceptual problem
Control code
ocn962441461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 235 pages
Isbn
9780231179928
Lccn
2016034387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1050146542
Label
An archaeology of the political : regimes of power from the seventeenth century to the present, Elías José Palti
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The theological genesis of the political -- The tragic scene : the symbolic nature of power and the problem of expression -- The discourse of emancipation and the emergence of democracy as a problem : the Latin American case -- The rebirth of the tragic scene and the emergence of the political as a conceptual problem
Control code
ocn962441461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 235 pages
Isbn
9780231179928
Lccn
2016034387
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1050146542

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