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Author Howes, Dustin Ells
Title Violence and the possibilities of politics
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Descript 379 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 66-03, Section: A, page: 1143
Adviser: Susan Bickford
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005
This project traces conceptions of violence in political philosophy while developing two distinct understandings of it. I argue that violence is best understood as a certain kind of relationship and that our propensity for physically destroying and subduing one another is but one manifestation of this intersubjective violence. Violence understood in this way reveals important problems with prominent attempts to minimize the role of violence in social and political life and points us toward overlooked possibilities for coping with it. Among the thinkers I enlist to assist me in the project are Carl Von Clausewitz, Primo Levi, Emmanuel Levinas and Mahatma Gandhi as well as more familiar voices from the Western canon, such as Socrates, Thomas Hobbes and Hannah Arendt
School code: 0153
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 66-03A
Subject Political Science, General
Political Science, International Law and Relations
Alt Author The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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