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  Volume 37, Number 2-3, Summer-Fall 2007

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From: diacritics

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Introduction: Taking Exception to the Exception

pp. 3-10

From the Sacrifice of the Letter to the Voice of Testimony: Giorgio Agamben’s Fulfillment of Metaphysics

pp. 11-33

The Commandment against the Law: Writing and Divine Justice in Walter Benjamin’s “Critique of Violence”

pp. 34-60

Exception in Žižek’s Thought

pp. 61-77

The Miracle of Metaphor: Rethinking the State of Exception with Rosenzweig and Schmitt

pp. 78-102

“Unauthorized Propositions”: The Federalist Papers and Constituent Power

pp. 103-120

Politics Is a Mushroom: Worldly Sources of Rule and Exception in Carl Schmitt and Walter Benjamin

pp. 121-134

Willing and Deciding: Hegel on Irony, Evil, and the Sovereign Exception

pp. 135-156

“Above and Beneath Classification”: Bartleby, Life and Times of Michael K, and Syntagmatic Participation

pp. 157-170

Visual Empire

pp. 171-198


Waiting for Godot in New Orleans: A tragicomedy in two acts, a project in three parts

pp. 2-165

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