The catechism of the citizen: Politics, law and religion in, after, with and against Rousseau [Book Review]
Continental Philosophy Review 42 (1):5-34 (2009)
As a way of thinking through the bleakness of the political present through which we are all too precipitously moving, this essay attempts to demonstrate the interconnections between three concepts: politics, law and religion. By way of a detailed reading of Rousseau, I try to show how any conception of legitimate politics and law requires a conception of religion at its base and as its basis. In my view, this is highly problematic and in the conclusion an argument is presented for a politics of the supreme fiction, which attempts to show how poetry might take the place of religion.
|Keywords||Rousseau Jean Jacques Law Politics Religion Supreme fiction Agamben, Giorgio Badiou Alain Stevens, Wallace|
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