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Auschwitz as Nomos of Modern Legal Thought
ExpressO (2008)
  • Tawia B Ansah, New England School of Law
Abstract
The article is at the intersection of law, philosophy, and political theology. I ask: in what sense is Auschwitz “central” to philosophy within late modernity? What does this centrality suggest for juridical thought? The article explores the status of the camp – as “paradigm” and as “nomos” of late modernity – within the work of the Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben, the reasons this status is refused by his legal critics, and the implications of both for late modern legal theory.
Keywords
  • legal theory,
  • political theology,
  • Agamben
Disciplines
Publication Date
March 5, 2008
Citation Information
Tawia B Ansah. "Auschwitz as Nomos of Modern Legal Thought" ExpressO (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tawia-ansah/3/