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JACQUES DERRIDA a The Beast & the Sovereign VOLUME I rile suwiyans oF jacoues vrewiva The Beast & the Sovereign Edited by Geoffrey Bennington & Pegey Kamuf VOLUME I & Jacques Derrida Edited by Michel Lisse, Marie-Louise Mallet, and Ginette Michaud Translated by Geoffrey Bennington The University of Chicago Press | CH1CAGO AND LONDON CONTENTS JACOUES DERRIDA (1930-2004) was Directeur d'études at the Ecole des Foreword to the English Edition : vii hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, and professor of humanities at the University Conerel Tucreadidbncw the Break Bion. of California, Irvine. He is the author of many books published by the Press, including Writing and Difference; Dissemination: and The Work of Mourning. Edlitorial Note + xiii ‘The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 60637 The University of Chicago Press, Ltd., London © 2009 by The University of Chicago All rights reserved. Published 2009 Printed in the United States of America First sesston December 12, 2001 SECOND sEsston December 19,2001 : 32 THIRD SESSION January 16,2002 : 63 17 1615 14 13.12 1 1009-133 ene a 8 FOURTH SESSION January 23,2002 : 97 Originally published as Séminaire: La béte et le souverain, Volume 1 (2001-2002). © 2008 Fditions Galil. FIETH SESSION January 30,2002 : 136 tsmn-15 978-0-226-14428-3 (cloth) sixti session February 62002 + 164 1SBN-10: 0-226-14428-3 (cloth) SEVENTH session February 13,2002 : 187 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Dereilt Jones EIGHTH SEssiON February 20,2002 : 206 [Bate et le souverain. English] “The beast and the sovereign / Jacques Derrida; translated by Geoffrey Bennington. inenenmstan Bebmuaryay, ane x a6 p. em, — (Seminars of Jacques Derrida; v. 1) ‘Translation of: Séminaire: la béte et le souverain TENTH SESSION March 6, 2002 : 250 tsBN-13: 978-0-226-14428-3 (cloth: alk. paper) Isex-10: 0-226-14428-3 (cloth: alk. paper) ELEVENTH Session March 13,2002 : 276 1. Sovereignty. 2. Power (Social sciences)—Philosophy. 3. Responsibility. TWELFTH SESSION March 20,2002 : 305 4-Capital punishment. 5. Perjury. I, Bennington, Geoffrey. TI. Title, IIL Series: Derrida, Jacques. Selections, English. 20095 1 2430.048384813 2009 r94—dea2 2009011389 THIRTEENTH SESSION March 27, 2002 : 335 @ The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences — Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, anst 239.48-1902-