Abstract

The paper elucidates the author's conception of finitude and the logic of survival, which involves a deconstruction of the opposition between mortality and immortality. Returning to Laclau's deployment of a psychoanalytic conception of lack in his thinking of politics, the paper concludes with a discussion of democracy. Radical atheism does not seek to replace Laclau's approach to politics, as a struggle through articulation for a hegemonic position, but to demonstrate through immanent critique that it requires a different conception of desire.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6539
Print ISSN
0300-7162
Pages
pp. 190-199
Launched on MUSE
2009-09-17
Open Access
No
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