The Inauthentic Time of the State: A Critique following Schelling's The Ages of the World
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
While Schelling has various politico-philosophical conceptions (and critiques) of the State over the course of his oeuvre, we maintain that a radical potential which exceeds his explicit positions is contained in The Ages of the World. Through our reading of this text we construct a critique of the State, and its relation to the human subject, that focuses on the ontological and temporal conditions imposed on the subject by the State. Following Schelling‟s system in The Ages of the World, we assert that the subject under the State exists in inauthentic time, in contrast to the authentic time of realised human freedom. By exploring these ontological and temporal conditions, we do not go beyond the political, but rather attempt to expand it to incorporate these aspects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 32 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31642OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-31642DiVA: diva2:1063570
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