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l'Appareil Vocal [the Vocal Apparatus]. Ink on paper. 1916. Anon/Ferdinand de Saussure. From Cours de Linguistique Générale. 

Juergen Habermas on the concept of "the Political" (Episode 9)

excerpted from http://blogs.ssrc.org/tif/2009/11/02/rethinking-secularism-audio/

Another Cultural Technologies Bootleg: This episode features German philosopher and social theorist Juergen Habermas's 2010 lecture on "'The Political': The Rational Meaning of a Questionable Inheritance of Political Theology" held at NYU. Habermas unpacks the merits and shortcomings of Carl Schmitt's concept of the political and flaws in Schmitt's account of the relation between European secularization and the rise of political liberalism.

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