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By Roberto Esposito

No topic has been extra principal to foreign philosophical debates than that of group: from American communitarianism to Habermas's ethic of conversation to the French deconstruction of group within the paintings of Derrida and Nancy. however, in none of those instances has the idea that been tested from the point of view of community's unique etymological which means: cum munus. In Communitas: The foundation and future of Community, Roberto Esposito does simply that via an unique counter-history of political philosophy that takes up not just readings of neighborhood via Hobbes, Rousseau, Kant, Heidegger and Bataille, but additionally by way of Hölderlin, Nietzsche, Canetti, Arendt, and Sartre. the results of his notable conceptual and lexical research is an intensive overturning of latest interpretations of neighborhood. neighborhood is not a estate, neither is it a territory to be separated and defended opposed to those that don't belong to it. fairly, it's a void, a debt, a present to the opposite that still reminds us of our constitutive alterity with admire to ourselves.

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