Ideas y Valores
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0062
RETAMOZO, MARTÍN. Political Subjects: Decision and Subjectivity from a Post-Foundational Perspective. Ideas y Valores [online]. 2011, vol.60, n.147, pp. 51-64. ISSN 0120-0062.
The problem of decision and of political subjects was addressed in the field of 20th century political philosophy by authors such as Carl Schmitt, Hannah Arendt, and Jacques Derrida, who related it closely to the concepts of sovereignty, freedom, and contingency. The works of Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek have currently turned to the issue of decision in order to address the constitutive aspects of the political. In a context dominated by deconstruction, post-Marxism, and post-structuralism, the article inquires into the relation between decision and political subjects in a contemporary setting, examining in depth the difference between subjectivity, subjectivization, and subject.
Palavras-chave : E. Laclau; S. Zizek; political decision; politics; political subject.