Phenomenological Reflections on Violence: A Skeptical by James Dodd

By James Dodd

Following up on his prior publication, Violence and Phenomenology, James Dodd offers right here an multiplied and deepened mirrored image at the challenge of violence. The book’s six essays are guided by means of a skeptical philosophical angle concerning the which means of violence that refuses to comply to the exigencies of essence and the solid styles of lived adventure. each one essay tracks a discoverable, occasionally generic determine of violence, whereas whilst wondering its limits and revealing websites of its resistance to conceptualization. Dodd’s essays are readings up to they're reflections; makes an attempt at interpretation up to they're makes an attempt to push ideas of violence to their limits. They draw upon a number varied authors—Sartre, Levinas, Schelling, Scheler, and Husserl—and ancient moments, yet with none try to lessen them right into a sequence of examples elucidating a finished thought. the purpose is to keep on with a course of distinctively episodic and provisional modes of considering and mirrored image that provides a possible glimpse at how violence could be understood.

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