Violence

Violence : Thinking without Banisters

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  • Electronic book text | 208 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 074567089X
  • 9780745670898

About Richard J. Bernstein

Richard J. Bernstein is Vera List Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research and the author of many books, including Beyond Objectivism and Relativism, The New Constellation, Radical Evil and The Pragmatic Turn.
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"A major contribution to the seemingly intractable question of violence and nonviolence by one of the greatest philosophers of our time. I cannot recommend it highly enough."Simon Critchley"No one can converse with thinkers of the past or present like Richard J. Bernstein does. In the brilliant and timely hermeneutic exercise of this book, he provides us with new ways to understand the phenomenon of violence and its dialectical relation to public power and freedom."Rainer Forst, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main -A valuable book not only because it recognises the impossibility of timeless criteria for thinking about violence and the naivety of an appeal to absolute non-violence, but also because it raises questions about the nature of political responsibility.- Review 31 -A major contribution to the seemingly intractable question of violence and nonviolence by one of the greatest philosophers of our time. I cannot recommend it highly enough.- Simon Critchley -No one can converse with thinkers of the past or present like Richard J. Bernstein does. In the brilliant and timely hermeneutic exercise of this book, he provides us with new ways to understand the phenomenon of violence and its dialectical relation to public power and freedom.- Rainer Forst, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main "A valuable book not only because it recognises the impossibility of timeless criteria for thinking about violence and the naivety of an appeal to absolute non-violence, but also because it raises questions about the nature of political responsibility." Review 31 "A major contribution to the seemingly intractable question of violence and nonviolence by one of the greatest philosophers of our time. I cannot recommend it highly enough." Simon Critchley "No one can converse with thinkers of the past or present like Richard J. Bernstein does. In the brilliant and timely hermeneutic exercise of this book, he provides us with new ways to understand the phenomenon of violence and its dialectical relation to public power and freedom." Rainer Forst, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main
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