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The Resource Violence and civility : on the limits of political philosophy, Étienne Balibar ; translated by G.M. Goshgarian

Violence and civility : on the limits of political philosophy, Étienne Balibar ; translated by G.M. Goshgarian

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Violence and civility : on the limits of political philosophy
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Violence and civility
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on the limits of political philosophy
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Étienne Balibar ; translated by G.M. Goshgarian
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  • eng
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  • eng
Summary
In 'Violence and Civility', Étienne Balibar boldly confronts the insidious causes of violence, racism, nationalism, and ethnic cleansing worldwide, as well as mass poverty and dispossession. Through a novel synthesis of theory and empirical studies of contemporary violence, the acclaimed thinker pushes past the limits of political philosophy to reconceive war, revolution, sovereignty, and class. Through the pathbreaking thought of Derrida, Balibar builds a topography of cruelty converted into extremism by ideology, juxtaposing its subjective forms (identity delusions, the desire for extermination, and the pursuit of vengeance) and its objective manifestations (capitalist exploitation and an institutional disregard for life). Engaging with Marx, Hegel, Hobbes, Clausewitz, Schmitt, and Luxemburg, Balibar introduces a new, productive understanding of politics as antiviolence and a fresh approach to achieving and sustaining civility. Rooted in the principles of transformation and empowerment, this theory brings hope to a world increasingly divided even as it draws closer together.--
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1942-
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Balibar, Etienne
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Goshgarian, G. M.
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Wellek Library lectures
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  • Political violence
  • War (Philosophy)
  • Philosophy, Marxist
  • Political science
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Violence and civility : on the limits of political philosophy, Étienne Balibar ; translated by G.M. Goshgarian
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : violence and politics : questions -- 1. From extreme violence to the problem of civility -- 2. Hegel, hobbes and the "conversion of violence" -- 3. "Inconvertible" violence? : an essay in topography -- 4. Strategies of civility -- Après-coup : the limits of political anthropology
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FIEb17709507
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24 cm.
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xv, 212 pages
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9780231153980
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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(OCoLC)898092564
Label
Violence and civility : on the limits of political philosophy, Étienne Balibar ; translated by G.M. Goshgarian
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : violence and politics : questions -- 1. From extreme violence to the problem of civility -- 2. Hegel, hobbes and the "conversion of violence" -- 3. "Inconvertible" violence? : an essay in topography -- 4. Strategies of civility -- Après-coup : the limits of political anthropology
Control code
FIEb17709507
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 212 pages
Isbn
9780231153980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)898092564

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