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Two : the machine of political theology and the place of thought / Roberto Esposito ; translated by Zakiya Hanafi.

Author/creator Esposito, Roberto, 1950-
Format Electronic and Book
EditionFirst edition.
Publication InfoNew York : Fordham University Press, [2015]
Description238 pages ; 24 cm.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Uniform titleDue. English
Series Commonalities
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction -- Passage: Gestell -- 1. Machination -- Passage: Katechon -- 2. The dispositif of the person -- Passage: Nexum (economic theology I) -- 3. The Place of Thought -- Passage: Sovereign debt (economic theology II) -- Index.
Abstract "The debate on "political theology" that ran throughout the twentieth century has reached its end, but the ultimate meaning of the notion continues to evade us. Despite all the attempts to resolve the issue, we still speak its language--we remain in its horizon. The reason for this, says Roberto Esposito, lies in the fact that political theology is neither a concept nor an event; rather, it is the pivot around which the machine of Western civilization has revolved for more than 2,000 years. At its heart stands the juncture between universalism and exclusion, unity and separation: the tendency of the Two to make itself into One by subordinating one part to the domination of the other. All the philosophical and political categories that we use, starting with the Roman and Christian notion of "the person," continue to reproduce this exclusionary dispositif. To take our departure from political theology, then--the task of contemporary philosophy--we must radically revise our conceptual lexicon. Only when thought has been returned to its rightful "place"--connected to the human species as a whole rather than to individuals--will we be able to escape from the machine that has imprisoned our lives for far too long.long"-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract "This book describes the historical underpinnings of political theology that continue to exert their influence. The confluence of Roman and Christian notions on the person fuels an exclusionary mechanism that unites by dividing people. Restoring thought to an impersonal place of universal access can help to end this oppressive conceptual regime"-- Provided by publisher.
General noteIncludes index.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2015006051
ISBN9780823267613 (hardback)
ISBN9780823267620 (paper)

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