Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence (New Directions in Critical Theory) By Adriana Cavarero [-Author-] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying. Adriana Cavarero, professor of political philosophy at the University of Verona, directs our gaze to acts of violation that typify modern violence. We must, she. In this brilliant book, one of the world’s most provocative feminist theorists and political philosophers introduces a new word? horrorism?to capture the.

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On Violence Against Violence. It makes no sense to insist on the criterion of the regularity of combatants, when the victims of any war are now civilians by a wide majority. In the infant, the relation takes the form of unilateral exposure: Corporeal Vulnerability and the New Humanism. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Based on her most recent book, Horrorism: It is rather the outcome of a relational practice, something given to us from another, in the form of a life-story, a biography. This move entails a rejection of the autonomous sovereign subject of the Western philosophical and political tradition, which, like the sovereign state to which it corresponds, thinks of itself as closed and self-sufficient: Irina rated it really liked it Oct 05, No keywords specified fix it.

Skip to main content. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Would it be all the same to her if she were manufacturing, say, toilet plungers? Cavarero is widely recognized in Italy, Europe and the English-speaking world for her writings on feminism and theories of sexual difference, on Plato, on Hannah Arendton theories of narration and on a wide range of issues in political philosophy and literature.

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In this way, she radically departs from more traditional conceptions of what constitutes ‘political speech,’ such as the signifying capacity of the speaker, the communicative capacity of discourse, or the semantic content of a given statement. The Democratic Governance of Information Societies.


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In this book, she hones a “rhetoric of inclination,” in order to superimpose it cavaredo a transparent screen, over the rhetoric of the philosophical subject, to highlight the differences between the two ontological, ethical, and political czvarero. Google Books no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Words like “terrorism” and “war” no longer encompass the scope of contemporary violence. Most repugnant than any other body part is the severed head, the most markedly human of the remains, on which the singular hotrorism can still be seen: Infancy is the span of time in which vulnerability and helplessness are completely conjoined: Connor rated it really liked it Apr 02, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Or click “Refuse” to prevent any cookies from being set. The Naming of Facts. She argues that it is precisely this alternative between care and doing harm — and not some “pure, gratuitous cruelty” — that is the “generative nucleus” of horror, precisely because this vulnerability is the condition of human life as it is given from hhorrorism to death.

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Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence by Adriana Cavarero

The audience is presumed to consent to a possible recording on the part of the ICI Berlin. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. The human, unique being is vulnerable by definition. I cicli della Storia. Pur divisi i capitoli si integrano e si incatenano vicendevolmente. Cavarero’s interest in the intersection of political philosophy and feminist thought was further developed in Stately Bodies which examines the bodily metaphor in political discourse and in fictional depictions of politics, including Sophocles ‘ AntigonePlato ‘s TimaeusShakespeare ‘s AcrianaHobbes’ LeviathanMaria Zambrano ‘s The Tomb of Antigone and Ingeborg Bachmann ‘s Undine Goes.


Second, the thought of Hannah Arendt, reinterpreted hhorrorism its most innovative categories: The issue is therefore, Cava- rero insists, not only ethical or political, but involves first and foremost the question of ontology: Cavarero was educated at the University of Padua, where she wrote a thesis on philosophy and poetry, inand spent the first years of her Academic career.

Public Reason 1 cavarer And torture, as epitomized by the pictures of Abu Gra- hib, reveals the mere horrorist face of a sdriana devoid, in both camps, of any goal or strategy.

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Finally, the figure of the victim has grown global: Recognizing our common condition of vulnerability calls for a collective responsibility. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 3 5: Vulnerability is one of the con- stitutive characters of a unique being exposed to the other: The excursus into Greek mythology allows her to make another point: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

In this sense, it is no surprise that books on female suicide bombings written by women who are disposed to understand them, if not justify and sympathize with them, have a tendency to minimize the ethical responsibility of the bombers” I think other people are likely to to get a lot more out of this book than I did.