Banishing the Particular

@article{Abizadeh2001BanishingTP,
  title={Banishing the Particular},
  author={Arash Abizadeh},
  journal={Political Theory},
  year={2001},
  volume={29},
  pages={556 - 582}
}
  • A. Abizadeh
  • Published 1 August 2001
  • Philosophy
  • Political Theory
I begin with a dilemma: how to combine political rule, which rests ultimately on a moment of coercion, withfreedom-freedom from subjection to the arbitrary and particular will of an other. In this formulation, political rule threatens freedom with (1) the possibility of subjection to an arbitrary will, that is, a will that is either inconstant, uncertain, and ungrounded, or that simply rests on a particular and arbitrary ground, and (2) the possibility of subjection to an external other. This… 

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