How to Investigate the Social Imaginary
5 Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies 2 (2012)
10 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2012 Last revised: 26 Sep 2016
Date Written: October 11, 2012
Paul Kahn is engaged in a project of exploring the social imaginary i.e., the apriori notions through which people frame their world. But how does one explore the social imaginary? In this review of his recent book "Political Theology: Four New Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty," I examine the place of empirical evidence in the exploration of the social imaginary.
Keywords: social imaginary, method, persuasion, Carl Schmitt
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