Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau. Hegemony and Socialist Strategy
We begin with remarks on predetermination and representation:
But because it is at the same time a fiction and a principle organizing actual social relations, representation is the terrain of a game whose result is not predetermined from the beginning.
Which leads to a consideration of other openness:
Between the logic of complete identity and that of pure difference, the experience of democracy should consist of the recognition of the multiplicity of social logics along with the necessity of their articulation. But this articulation should be constantly re-created and renegotiated, and there is no final point at which a balance will be definitely achieved.
Drawing “representation” into the ambit of “logics”.
And so for day 1850