Nick Mansfield

in The God Who Deconstructs Himself

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780823232413
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235735 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy


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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the differences in the views of Sigmund Freud, Georges Bataille, and Jacques Derrida on sovereignty and subjectivity. This book investigates the proper definition and the possible sources of split sovereignty. It attempts to show that Derrida's thinking of sovereignty here descends from Bataille's thinking of sovereignty by way of the Freudian trope of the “economy of subjectivity”.

Keywords: sovereignty; subjectivity; Sigmund Freud; Georges Bataille; Jacques Derrida

Chapter.  3438 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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