Autoimmunities

Derrida, Democracy and Political Theology

in Research in Phenomenology
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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.

Autoimmunities

Derrida, Democracy and Political Theology

in Research in Phenomenology