“Sovereignty” over Language: Of Lice and Men

Claudia Brodsky

in In the Place of Language

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230006
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235285 | DOI:
“Sovereignty” over Language: Of Lice and Men

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This chapter discusses sovereignty, and how the concept can be applied in language. Lanzmann's approach to the movie was related to the way intellects (like Agamben, Heidegger, and Kant) see what language is. In addition to human capacity for thinking, the thinking of human capacity may lead to sociological consequences and affect society, just like language does, having its“sovereignty”.

Keywords: sovereignty; language; Agamben; Heidegger; Kant; human capacity

Chapter.  2487 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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