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Who Counts? On Democracy, Power, and the Incalculable

Who Counts? On Democracy, Power, and the Incalculable <jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The intention of this paper is to discuss the notion and word "democracy" as a Greek legacy and then to pose the question of the specific challenges to that conception of democracy presented by this historical present, which Heidegger characterizes as the Gestell. Questions concerning the sources of power, the relation of power to peoples and individuals, as well as the shift from power to violence are addressed. Plato, Aristotle, Pericles, Lincoln, Derrida, and Heidegger are the key figures in this discussion.</jats:p> </jats:sec> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Phenomenology Brill

Who Counts? On Democracy, Power, and the Incalculable

Research in Phenomenology , Volume 38 (2): 228 – Jan 1, 2008

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Brill
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© 2008 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0085-5553
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1569-1640
DOI
10.1163/156916408X286987
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Abstract

<jats:sec><jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>The intention of this paper is to discuss the notion and word "democracy" as a Greek legacy and then to pose the question of the specific challenges to that conception of democracy presented by this historical present, which Heidegger characterizes as the Gestell. Questions concerning the sources of power, the relation of power to peoples and individuals, as well as the shift from power to violence are addressed. Plato, Aristotle, Pericles, Lincoln, Derrida, and Heidegger are the key figures in this discussion.</jats:p> </jats:sec>

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Research in PhenomenologyBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: VIOLENCE; FREEDOM; DEMOCRACY; PEOPLE; SINGULARITY; POWER

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