Reclaiming Religion: Why Empire Cannot Be Sustained

By Alexander Sieber.

Published by The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies

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Published online: November 9, 2015 $US5.00

The new orthodoxy of neoliberal thinking has led to a reduction in both freedom and prosperity for the multitude by thrusting forth the modern Empire. By using the phenomenological method, I conclude that this new type of Empire cannot be sustained, because it tries to occupy the same space as the human spirit. Instead of reaching fulfillment, Empire faces inevitable fragmentation. To illustrate my point, I utilize Heidegger’s conception of art.

Keywords: Empire, Multitude, Heidegger, Framing, Art, Filtering

The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies, Volume 14, Issue 1, March 2016, pp.41-47. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: November 9, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 365.606KB)).

Alexander Sieber

Master's Student, Religion, Society, and Social Change, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California, USA