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Le dieu mortel et ses fidèles sujets
Hobbes, Schmitt et les antinomies de la laïcité

  • Publication type: Journal article
  • Journal: Éthique, politique, religions
    2012, n° 1
    . Le prisme du totalitarisme
  • Author: Balibar (Etienne)
  • Abstract: Returning to the discussion concerning the relationship between Hobbes and Schmitt, while simultaneously relating it to contemporary debates over the “visibility” of Islam in the French public sphere, we examine three points in succession : How do we reconcile Hobbes’s doctrine of the artificial personality of the State with his militant anticlericalism ? Does the interpretation offered by Schmitt improve our understanding of the difficulty inherent in subjecting citizens to the authority of the law, which leads to the sacralizing of the latter ? How do we evaluate the tendency inherent in political sovereignty to attribute a theological function to the internal enemy of the state ?
  • Pages: 27 to 39
  • ISBN: 978-2-8124-0880-9
  • ISSN: 2265-0156
  • DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-8124-0882-3.p.0027
  • Publisher: Classiques Garnier
  • Collection / Journal: Ethics, Politics, Religions, n° 1
  • Parution date: 01-24-2013
  • First edition: 2013
  • Language: French
  • Keywords: secularism, body politic, pluralism, public enemy, potestas indirecta

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