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Alexandre Kojève, The Notion of Authority (A Brief Presentation)

Jorge Varela

Jacques Lacan, Transference: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book VIII

Bruce Fink, Lacan on Love: An Exploration of Lacan’s Seminar VIII, Transference

Peter Libbey

Frank Ruda, For Badiou: Idealism without Idealism

George Tomlinson

Jacques …


The reversal of authority

by / RP 199 (Sept/Oct 2016) / Review

Alexandre Kojève, The Notion of Authority (A Brief Presentation), trans. Hager Weslati, Verso, London and New York, 2014. xxxiv + 107 pp., £14.99 hb., 978 1 78168 095 7.

Since the publication of Arendt’s essays on authority, the debate around authority has been mostly dominated by her diagnoses of its crisis. A different but recurrent …