Excerpt from “Defining the ‘Human’ in Human Rights beyond Being-Toward-Death”
February 11, 2014 § Leave a comment
As so much western (and especially American) culture – in both media and law – fascinates itself with the violent collapse of human and monster, with a nostalgic mythological adherence to homo sacer in vampires and werewolves and ghosts, it denies its own mortality by ravaging the world in fear of its own demise. One must be careful not to be seduced by a re-enchanted critique that remains merely a dialectical consubstantiation to reaffirm one body.
This paper will be presented at the 2014 Telos Institute Conference in New York, Febraury 15th and 16th.