The Concept of Violence

2016.10.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Vorobej, The Concept of Violence, Routledge, 2016, 206pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138187016. Reviewed by Francesca
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2016.10.06 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mark Vorobej, The Concept of Violence, Routledge, 2016, 206pp., $140.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781138187016. Reviewed by Francesca Raimondi, Art Academy Düsseldorf "We all live lives that are, to an extraordinary extent, mired in violence" (ix). Repeatedly appearing in Mark Vorobej's monograph, this sentence seems to articulate an incisive experience motivating the whole enquiry. The statement, however, is not just meant as a critical diagnostic about our contemporary world in which new wars, acts of terror, the effects of global poverty as well as fascisms, sexisms, and racisms confront us every day with violence. It is a general consideration about the irreducible character of violence in human societies and lives, that qualifies this phenomenon (also) as a matter of philosophical enquiry, i.e. as a concept for thinking. If for the more recent continental tradition of philosophical political thinking, continuously. . .

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