Autoimmunities

Derrida, Democracy and Political Theology

In: Research in Phenomenology
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  • 1 Western Sydney University

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Abstract

I argue that a distinction between three autoimmunities is implied in Derrida’s Rogues. These are the autoimmunities of democracy as a regime of power, of democracy to come and of sovereignty. I extrapolate the relations between three different autoimmunities using the figure of the internal enemy in order to argue for an agonistic conception of democracy.