The Modality of Sovereignty: Agamben and the Aporia of Primacy in Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta

Mosaic (2013)
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This essay offers an examination of Agamben's statement that there is an important ambiguity in Aristotle's Metaphysics Theta as to whether actuality or potentiality is primary. I argue that this ambiguity is significant because it exposes the ontological dimension of Agamben's paradox of sovereignty.
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