TITLE

THERE IS SOMETHING OF ONE (GOD): LACAN AND POLITICAL THEOLOGY

AUTHOR(S)
Reinhard, Kenneth
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Political Theology;Jan2010, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
For both Lacan and Badiou, Plato's Parmenides is a primary locus for the question of the One. Moreover, for both Lacan and Badiou, the One ultimately takes on political valence, as key to the problematics of representation and the discursive conditions of collectivity. However, unlike Badiou, Lacan's exploration of the question of One also passes through theology-through what I am calling "something of One God"-and I want to argue that it is only by bringing the One into explicit relationship with those monotheistic issues that we can fully understand its implications for analytic discourse and political life. Lacan's thinking on the "something of One" takes a necessary swerve back through a theological problematic, and in the process articulates the terms of a political theology, an essential conjunction of political and religious understandings of sovereignty, subjectivity and collectivity.
ACCESSION #
48808919

 

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