By Vassilios Paipais
This ebook demanding situations got notions of ontology in political thought and diplomacy by means of supplying a psychoanalytically expert critique of depoliticisation in admired liberal, post-liberal, dialogic and agonistic techniques to pluralism in global politics. Paipais locates the temptation of depoliticisation of their labouring lower than the elemental fable of assorted guises of foundationalism (in the shape of both political anthropology or ontology as ‘in the final example’ floor) or, conversely, anti-foundationalism (the denial of all grounds, but nonetheless working inside of a foundationalist imaginary). He argues, as an alternative, for a proper political ontology of the void (against historicism) shot via an ‘incarnate’ messianic nihilism (against ethicism and teleological kinds of politics). In so doing, the writer bargains severe readings of the messianic nihilism of Benjamin, Agamben, Taubes and Žižek by means of problematising the antinomian traits of their respective political theologies. The booklet argues for a model of Žižek’s Badiouian politics of militancy supplemented through a formal participatory knowing of St Paul’s messianic meontology and incarnational Christology as a method to reconceptualise the nexus among subjectivity, universality and political motion in international politics. will probably be of curiosity to scholars and students of diplomacy concept, political concept, serious social concept and political theology.
Vassilios Paipais is Lecturer in diplomacy on the collage of St Andrews, united kingdom. He used to be formerly instructing Fellow on the college of Edinburgh and on the London institution of Economics and Political technology (LSE). He earned a PhD in diplomacy from LSE and has released in a number of prime diplomacy journals.
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Laying out the contours of such a political ontology will be the concern of Chap. 5. 15. For examples entirely indicative of what is becoming a growing metatheoretical consensus, see David Lake (2011); on eclecticism, see Sil and Katzenstein (2010); and on pragmatism, see ‘Symposium: Kratochwil’s “Tartu Lecture” and Its Critics’ (2007) and the ‘Special Issue: Pragmatism in International Relations’ (2002). 28 V. PAIPAIS 16. In that sense, it is not a coincidence but actually a symptom of that specific understanding of foundations, not as necessarily contingent, but as cognitively inaccessible, that some of the participants in the International Theory debate on the possibility of a postfoundationalist IR ended up accusing each other of hidden or unconscious foundationalism.
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G. 28 In this predicament, ideology as fundamental fantasy does not disappear but rather it assumes the form of an obscene supplement to the existing order that invites us to enjoy our transgressions while pretending that the symbolic order is still valid. 971), the uncanniest ideological illusion consists not primarily in taking seriously the network of symbolic semblances which encircle the hard core of jouissance; at a more fundamental level, ideology is the cynical dismissal of these semblances as ‘mere semblances’ with regard to the Real of jouissance.
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