Phenomenologies of Violence by Michael Staudigl

By Michael Staudigl

Phenomenologies of Violence offers phenomenology as an immense solution to examine violence, its numerous kinds, meanings, and effects for human life. On one hand, it seeks to view violence as a real philosophical challenge, i.e., past the nonetheless regularly occurring instrumental, cultural and structural reasons. nonetheless, it offers the reader with debts at the many faces of violence, starting from actual, psychic, structural and symbolic violence to kinds of social in addition to equipped violence. during this quantity it's argued that phenomenology, which has no longer but been utilized in interdisciplinary learn on violence, bargains uncomplicated insights into the structure of violence, our probabilities of figuring out, and our activities to comprise it. Contributors include: Michael D. Barber, Debra Bergoffen, Robert Bernasconi, James Dodd, Eddo Evink, Kathryn T. Gines, James Mensch, Stefan Nowotny, Michael Staudigl, Anthony J. Steinbock, and Nicolas de Warren.

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Harle, The Enemy with a Thousand Faces: The Tradition of the Other in Western Political Thought and History (New York: Praeger, 2000); C. Geulen, A. von der Heiden, & B. Liebsch, Vom Sinn der Feindschaft (Berlin: Akademie, 2002); G. Anidjar, The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (Stanford: Stanford Univ.  Cole, The Myth of Evil. Demonizing the Enemy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2006); J. : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008); D. Keen, Useful Enemies. When Waging Wars is More Important Than Winning Them (New Haven: Yale Univ.

But our real aim is theoretical. 1 Thus if Sartre again and again engages the problem of violence in this text, it is not solely due to the fact that the violent praxis of the political moment (for example in Algeria, or in the struggle between De Gaulle and the Communists) is relevant to his project. It is rather precisely the intelligibility of violence that becomes central to the question of the intelligibility of history, and that on a distinctively (if not ultimately restrictively) theoretical plane.

Liebsch, Vom Sinn der Feindschaft (Berlin: Akademie, 2002); G. Anidjar, The Jew, the Arab: A History of the Enemy (Stanford: Stanford Univ.  Cole, The Myth of Evil. Demonizing the Enemy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2006); J. : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008); D. Keen, Useful Enemies. When Waging Wars is More Important Than Winning Them (New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2012). 95 Cf. J. Rogozinski, The Ego and the Flesh, op. , pp. ) These phantasms are formative not only for moderns and their obsessive yearning for autonomy, but also and phenomenological analysis of violence 27 with regard to these phantasms and their incorporation in various “body politics” that we have to understand violence, especially in its supposedly “senseless” manifestations.

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