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 concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Jacques Derrida's idea of sovereignty and its relation to subjectivity. It has been shown that Derrida's concept of subjectivity and sovereignty has its prior influence in Sigmund Freud's discussion of prior master and George Bataille's own discussion of the sovereign. Derrida considers subjectivity as the failure to attain sovereignty and he believes that sovereignty is itself the means of its disestablishment because of its irreducible openness on unconditionality.

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

Chapter.  2134 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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