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the beast & the sovereign Arrow vol 9 no 3 contents
About borderlands VOLUME 9 NUMBER 3, 2010


A Human Right to Stupidity

Jacques Derrida, The Beast and the Sovereign Volume 1, trans. Geoffrey Bennington, Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 2009.

Dinesh Joseph Wadiwel
University of Notre Dame, Australia

The Beast and the Sovereign Volume 1 is the first volume in a new series featuring unpublished material from Jacques Derrida. The work extends Derrida’s previously published material on animality, linking with a sophisticated analysis of sovereignty. I argue that Derrida’s contribution here is useful for deepening an analysis of sovereignty as a political and juridical formation, but also useful for thinking about sovereignty through the lens of human / animal studies.

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