Sovereign Imaginaries: Visualizing the Sacred Foundation of Law's Authority
25 Pages Posted: 1 Aug 2018
Date Written: June 23, 2018
If a world is to be lived in, it must be founded. This foundational function belongs to the sovereign imagination. What a polity names as sovereign in the state of exception, when the sacred irrupts anew, is a matter of individual and collective responsibility. In this dispensation, law, politics, and religion become inescapably entangled in metaphysics. It behooves us to understand the nature and consequences of this state of affairs.
Keywords: sovereignty, the sacred, jurisprudence, metaphysics, visual culture, political theory, theology
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