By Carl A. Raschke

For theorists looking for a political theology that's extra aware of the demanding situations now dealing with Western democracies, this ebook tenders a brand new political economic system anchored in a thought of price. The political theology of the longer term, Carl Raschke argues, needs to draw on a strong, hidden impetus—the "force of God"—to body a brand new worth economic climate. It should also include a thorough, "faith-based" innovative variety of conception that reconceives the ability of the "theological" in political inspiration and action.

Raschke ties democracy's retreat to the West's failure to confront its decadence and mobilize its immense non secular assets. Worsening debt, emerging unemployment, and gross source of revenue inequality have resulted in a trouble in political illustration and values that twentieth-century theorists by no means expected. Drawing at the considered Hegel and Nietzsche in addition to fresh paintings via Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Joseph Goux, Giorgio Agamben, and Alain Badiou, between others, Raschke recasts political theology for a brand new new release. He proposes a daring, uncompromising serious conception that recognizes the long-lasting value of Marx with no his materialism and builds an important, extra spiritually grounded courting among politics and the non secular imaginary.

ISBN: 0231539622 9780231539623
OCLC quantity: 918998620
Description: 1 on-line source (xv, 202 pages).
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Series name: Insurrections.
Responsibility: Carl A. Raschke.

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Hegel, according to Derrida, notes a “kind of separation, a disjointing” between the intuition of presence and the movement of signification.  . ” In this setting “Vorstellen and represent release and reassemble all their meanings at once” (81). Derrida terms this secondorder representation “a strange intuition” (Hegel dubs it einen ganz anderen Inhalt), because it remains highly questionable what it “represents,” if it represents anything at all. In other words, the production of the sign in the dialectical movement of consciousness, for Hegel, is part and parcel of the generation of what Derrida calls the trace.

80–81). Hegel, according to Derrida, notes a “kind of separation, a disjointing” between the intuition of presence and the movement of signification.  . ” In this setting “Vorstellen and represent release and reassemble all their meanings at once” (81). Derrida terms this secondorder representation “a strange intuition” (Hegel dubs it einen ganz anderen Inhalt), because it remains highly questionable what it “represents,” if it represents anything at all. In other words, the production of the sign in the dialectical movement of consciousness, for Hegel, is part and parcel of the generation of what Derrida calls the trace.

This expansion of signification, and its disclosure as an infinite process of indications and erasures, through textualization, which includes both reading and writing, amounts to the secret of both the Hegelian dialectic and deconstruction. Spirit itself in Hegel is a movement of deconstruction. If communism, as Lenin once quipped is “soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country,” deconstruction is Spirit plus structural linguistics. The Hegelian Genesis of Deconstruction If we reconsider what we can characterize as a tacit Hegelian genesis for deconstruction, we discover one that demonstrates itself by way of metonymy in the concept of force.

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