The Notion of Authority

The Notion of Authority


within the proposal of Authority, written in the 1940s in Nazi-occupied France, Alexandre
Kojève uncovers the conceptual premises of 4 basic types of authority, examining the sensible program of their derivative adaptations from the Enlightenment
to Vichy France.

This foundational textual content, translated right here into English for the 1st time, is the lacking piece
in any dialogue of sovereignty and political authority, precious of a spot along the
paintings of Weber, Arendt, Schmitt, Agamben or Dumézil.

The proposal of Authority is a quick and sophisticated advent to Kojève’s philosophy of correct. It captures its author’s intellectual pursuits at a time whilst he was retiring from the occupation of a professional philosopher and used to be approximately to develop into one of the pioneers of the typical industry and
the assumption of the eu Union.

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