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The Iroquois and the Athenians : a political ontology, Brian Seitz and Thomas Thorp

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The Iroquois and the Athenians : a political ontology
Title
The Iroquois and the Athenians
Title remainder
a political ontology
Statement of responsibility
Brian Seitz and Thomas Thorp
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Political communities are constituted through the representation of their own origin. The Iroquois and the Athenians is a philosophical exploration of the material traces left by that constitutional act in the political practices of the classical Iroquois and Athenians. Tempering Kant with Nietzsche, this work offers an account of political action that locates the roots of justice in its radical impossibility, an aporia in place of a foundation. Instead of making mythical references to a state of nature or an act of the founding fathers, the Iroquois and the Athenians recognized that political legitimacy can never be reestablished, in principle, but must be continually enacted and repeated, a repetition that stimulates the withdrawal of natural foundations and holds open the site of any possible democracy. For philosophers and political theorists, this is unique, hybrid deployment of Kant (the transcendental move) and Nietzsche (the use of history), offering a new view of the origins of democracy. Scholars in Native American studies will find much of value in its unprecedented use of traditional Iroquois political discourse and practice as a resource for mainstream political philosophy. Finally, scholars of ancient Greece and classics will appreciate its novel presentation of ancient Greek political discourse and political practice
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seitz, Brian
Dewey number
320.01
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.I7
LC item number
S446 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iroquois Indians
  • Greeks
  • Comparative government
  • Political science
  • Comparative government
  • Comparative government
Label
The Iroquois and the Athenians : a political ontology, Brian Seitz and Thomas Thorp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
840464977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 295 pages
Isbn
9780739179222
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013019741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)840464977
Label
The Iroquois and the Athenians : a political ontology, Brian Seitz and Thomas Thorp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
840464977
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 295 pages
Isbn
9780739179222
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013019741
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)840464977

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