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Author Tranter, Kieran, editor.

Title Carl Schmitt and the Buribunks : technology, law, literature / edited by Kieran Tranter, Edwin Bikundo
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022
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Series TechNomos: law, technology, and culture
Contents The Buribunks as law, technology and literature / Kieran Tranter and Edwin Bikundo -- The Buribunks : an essay on the philosophy of history / Carl Schmitt, translated from the German by Gert Reifarth and Laura Petersen -- Behind the words of Die Buribunken : translators' comments / Laura Petersen and Gert Reifarth -- The Buribunks, post-truth and a tentative cartography of informational existence / Kieran Tranter -- The theological-bureaucratic science fiction of Philip K. Dick and Carl Schmitt : an economic theology of omniscience in the Buribunks / Timothy D. Peters -- Inauthentic temporality and the age of hyperburibunkism / Richard Polt -- Megarianism, emancipation and the (im)potentiality of political ontology : a commentary on freedom in Schmitt's dystopia / Michael P.A. Murphy -- The challenges of anti-intellectual parody / Karen Petroski -- 'Quantity turns into quality' : breathing life into dead scholasticism / Francine Rochford -- On writing. Under control. The Buribunks and the autographic society of control / Vittorio Lubrano -- Modernist life-writing and early cinema in Carl Schmitt's the Buribunks / Joseph Owen -- 'Die Buribunken' -- a pastiche : a mechanised modernity failing Hegel and Kierkegaard / Nour Benghellab -- Sola scriptura : doubling of life and critique of modernity in the Buribunks / Ernesto C. Sferrazza Papa -- Schmitt's Roman links in the Buribunks : enriching the satire / Karen Schultz -- Mephistophelean irony in Carl Schmitt's political romanticism, the Buribunks and ex captivitate Salus / Desmond Manderson and Edwin Bikundo -- Imagined facts, actual enemies : the Buribunks and the political / Attila Gyulai -- Between the Buribunks and the Christian Epimetheus / Fabrizio Grasso and Matteo Negro, translated by Carla Biondi -- Schmitt's life within the academy since 2001 / Lachlan Robb, Charles Lawson, Catherine Pickering and Edwin Bikundo
Summary "In 1918 a young Carl Schmitt published a short satirical fiction The Buribunks. He imagined a future society of beings who consistently wrote and disseminated their personal diaries. Schmitt would go on to become the infamous philosopher of the exception and for a while the 'Crown Jurist of the Third Reich.' The Buribunks - ironically for beings that lived only for self-memorialisation - has been mostly lost to history. However, the digital with its emphasis on the informatic traces generated by human doing and the continual interest in Schmitt's work to explain and criticise contemporary constellations of power, suggest that The Buribunks is a text whose epoch has come. This volume includes the first full translation into English of The Buribunks and a selection of critical essays on the text, its meanings in the digital present, its playing with and criticism of the literary form and its place within Schmitt's life and work. The Buribunks and the essays provide a complex, critical and provocative invitation to reimagine the relations between the human and their imprint and legacy within archives and repositories. There is a fundamental exploration of what it means to be a being intensely aware that it means to be 'writing itself.' This is not just a volume for critical lawyers, literary scholars and the Schmitt literati. It is a volume that challenges a broad range of disciplines, from philosophy to critical data studies, to reflect on the digital present and its assembled and curated beings. It is a volume that provides a set of fantastically located concepts, images and histories that traverse ideas and practices, play and politics, power and possibility"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Kieran Tranter is chair of law, technology and future in the School of Law, Queensland University of Technology. Kieran researches the legalities of technology and the technologies of legality. His current projects concern the motor vehicle in the governance of the Australian settler state, mobile connectivity and everyday life in the Global South. Edwin Bikundo is a senior lecturer in the Law Futures Centre, Griffith Law School, Griffith University. Edwin's research addresses international and comparative law, legal theory, and law and the humanities. He is currently finalising a book about Giorgio Agamben, international law and JohanWolfgang von Goethe's Faust
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Subject Schmitt, Carl, 1888-1985. Buribunken
LAW / General
LAW / Jurisprudence
LAW / Legal History
Form Electronic book
Author Schmitt, Carl, 1888-1985. Buribunken. English
Bikundo, Edwin, editor.
LC no. 2021052160
ISBN 1000563642