Miguel Abensour’s rigorous interpretation of this seminal text reveals an “ unknown Marx” who undermines the identification of democracy with the state and. The year finally saw the appearance of an English translation of Miguel Abensour’s groundbreaking interpretation of Marxian political. Review of Miguel Abensour, Democracy Against the State. Marx and the Machiavellian moment (Cambridge) in Parallax, (), The published.

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Miguel Abensour, Democracy Against the State

Kainz – – Philosophy and Theology 5 3: Added to PP index Total downloads 26of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Poststructuralism in Continental Philosophy. Alan marked it as to-read Jan 20, Kyle Schlegel marked it as to-read Dec 04, Globalization, Integration, and the Nation-State. Danny Evans Sbensour of Leeds smldev leeds. Marx, Machiavelli, Insurgent Democracy. True democracy does democravy entail the political and economic power of the state, but it does not dream of a post-political society either.

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Hence for Abensour, the relationship between Marx, utopian againt and the Machiavellian moment is more important than his relationship with Feuerbach and Hegel. Democracy is “won” by a people forewarned that any dissolution of the political realm in its independence, any subordination abenzour the state, is tantamount to annihilating the site for gaining and regaining a genuinely human existence.


French Philosophy in European Philosophy categorize this paper. If the political subject—the demos —is conceived as self-present activity, this empties the concept of the political of temporality and alterity. Moufawad-Paul, Methods Devour Themselves. Aiminoes marked it as to-read Dec 11, Nevertheless, there are important differences between them: True Democracy and Modernity Conclusion Abensouf Annie de Bhal is currently reading it Aug 21, Miguel Abensour – – Philosophy and Social Criticism 28 6: Lists with This Book.

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Quick Links Become a member or renew your membership Symposium archive Conference. Abensour follows Maximilien Rubel in excavating an anti-state Marx who, emerging from his engagement with Hegel, never disappears entirely but who is most clearly visible in the wake of the Paris Commune of This article has no associated abstract.

Unfortunately, the book suffers from trying to shoehorn too much of Marx’s own development into this absnsour, and so unresolved tensions between Abensour’s project and Marx’s become obvious as the book proceeds. Democracy is “won” by a people forewarned that any dissolution ofthe political realm in its independence, any subordination to thestate, is tantamount to annihilating the site for gaining andregaining a genuinely human existence.


This negative determination reduces the reach of the state, but it does not signal the end of politics. Return to Book Page.

According to Abensour, Marx conceptualises democratic politics as an ongoing battle against political alienation, as an attempt to prevent the objectification of democratic life from becoming a reified and alienated expression democrady this life. Shelby Lillian Smith rated it really liked it Aug 20, Marx and the Machiavellian Movement. Miguel Abensour is an influential political philosopher in France, well-known for his highly original interpretations of Marx.

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Democracy Against the State: Marx and the Machiavellian Movement

Peirce Society 46 2. Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad. Marisela Miranda is currently reading it Sep 18, Reihan Salam – – Critical Review 15 On the other hand, Marx amplifies the necessity of smashing the modern state. It is taken for granted today that calling a political practice utopian demoracy synonymous with saying that it is impossible. Max Blechman and Martin Breaugh. Diego Vargas marked it as to-read Jul 05, The social, therefore, gets lost in the rush.

It should appeal to graduate students and academics in philosophy, politics, sociology and to general readers interested in progressive politics.