Ontology and world politics : void universalism I / Sergei Prozorov
- Prozorov, Sergei
- Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.
- Physical Description:
- xxxiii, 158 pages ; 24 cm.
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I The World and worlds -- 1.Three concepts of the world -- The constitutive ambivalence of world politics -- The world as everything -- The world as something -- The world as nothing -- The universality of the void -- 2.Politics: bringing the World into worlds -- Politics beyond the (inter)national -- Nihilism -- Metapolitics -- Putting the World back in -- Schmitt's concept of the political: the partition of the void -- Ranciere's concept of politics: equality and the spectre of ontology -- pt. II What is world politics? -- 3.Three axioms of politics -- Being-in-the-World: the ontological mood -- Community; equality, freedom -- Universality and historicity -- Community without fraternity -- For all: universalism beyond anthropocentrism -- 4.The typology of political invariants -- Politics and its negations -- Seven forms of politics -- World politics: libertarianism, egalitarianism, communitarianism -- The new world: the subsumption of universality -- The three nothings: void, world, sovereignty.
- "Prozorov reinterprets the familiar principles of community, equality and freedom in ontological terms as attributes of pure being, subtracted from all positive determinations, and presents them as axioms of universalist politics valid in any world whatsoever"--
- 9780415840231 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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