David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Radical Philosophy Review 7 (2):115-134 (2004)
In the last couple years of George W. Bush’s reign the word “sovereignty” has been on everyone’s lips. As the U.S. prepared to invade Iraq in March 2003, those who supported the war claimed that Iraq posed a threat to U.S. security and sovereignty while those against the war argued that a preemptive strike against another sovereign nation was justified only in urgent self-defense or that U.S. sovereignty should ultimately yield to the sovereignty of international organizations such as the UN. But what exactly is sovereignty?In this paper I take a few cues from Jacques Derrida’s recently published Rogues in order to analyze in detail the Platonic origins of sovereignty. I demonstrate the way in which Plato displaces or transforms a sovereignty based in convention and institutions into a sovereignty rooted in the putative knowledge of the few. Such an analysis of the origins of sovereignty can go a long way, I argue, in helping us understand and resist the policies and arguments of our sovereigns and the hidden ideas of sovereignty on which they rely
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Charles Barbour & George Pavlich (eds.) (2010). After Sovereignty: On the Question of Political Beginnings. Routledge.
Jonathan Havercroft (2011). Captives of Sovereignty. Cambridge University Press.
Pavlos Eleftheriadis (2010). Law and Sovereignty. Law and Philosophy 29 (5):535-569.
Leonid Grinin (2008). Transformation of Sovereignty and Globalization. In Leonid Grinin, Dmitry Beliaev & Andrey Korotayev (eds.), Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilisations: Political Aspects of Modernity. Librocom.
Miriam Ronzoni (2012). Two Conceptions of State Sovereignty and Their Implications for Global Institutional Design. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (5):573-591.
James R. Martel (2012). Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty. Routledge.
Rory J. Conces (2001). Justifying Coercive and Non-Coercive Intervention: Strategic and Humanitarian Arguments. Acta Analytica 16 (27):133-52.
JIŘÍ PŘIBÁŇ (2010). Multiple Sovereignty: On Europe's Self-Constitutionalization and Legal Self-Reference. Ratio Juris 23 (1):41-64.
Debiprosad Pal (1962). State Sovereignty at the Cross-Roads: An Analysis of the Reality and Pretension of its Majesty in International Society. S.C. Sarkar.
Arash Abizadeh (2005). Does Collective Identity Presuppose an Other: On the Alleged Incoherence of Global Solidarity. American Political Science Review 99 (1):45-60.
Michael Keating (2004). Plurinational Democracy: Stateless Nations in a Post-Sovereignty Era. Oup Oxford.
Christine Chwaszcza (2012). The Seat of Sovereignty: Hobbes on the Artificial Person of the Commonwealth or State. Hobbes Studies 25 (2):123-142.
Margaret Kelly (2002). Historical Analysis of Goldsworthy's Sovereignty of Parliament. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 27:156-171.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads3 ( #333,674 of 1,410,123 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #177,589 of 1,410,123 )
How can I increase my downloads?