The book offers a philosophical analysis of violence as a global problem and its challenges to ethics. In the nuclear age, the use of military force as a political instrument threatens the future of humanity. The contributors examine the problems of structural and direct violence, war and peace, human rights, toleration, and the ethics of international relations and co-responsibility in a globalized world.
|Series:||AJES - Studies in Economic Reform and Social Justice Series|
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About the Author
Edward Demenchonok has worked as a senior researcher at theInstitute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow,and is currently a professor of foreign languages and philosophy atFort Valley State University in Georgia, USA. He is listed in 2000Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century and is a recipient of theTwenty-First Century Award for Achievement in Philosophy from theInternational Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK. He ispresident of the International Society for UniversalDialogue. His numerous books and articles are in the fields ofthe philosophy of culture, social philosophy of culture, socialphilosophy, and ethics.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments (Edward Demenchonok).
Philosophy After Hiroshima: From Power Politics to the Ethics ofNonviolence and Co-Responsibility (Edward Demenchonok).
PART I: HISTORICAL CONSCIOUSNESS ANDCO-RESPONSIBILITY
1. Globalization and Violence: The Challenge to Ethics(Edward Demenchonok and Richard Peterson).
2. The Democratic Peace Myth: From Hiroshima to Bahdad(Andrew Fiala).
3. The Holocaust Sublime: Singularity, Representation, and theViolence of Everyday Life (John Sanbonmatsu).
4. Can Historical Responsibility Strengthen ContemporaryPolitical Culture (Jenny Tillmanns).
5. The Project of Reconciliation and the Road to Redemption:Hegel’s Social Philosophy and Nietzsche’s Critique(Steven V. Hicks).
PART II. STOPPING THE VIOLENCE: MODES OF RESPONSE
6. No More Hiroshimas and Sharp Weapons (KepingWang).
7. Relevant Hellenic Factors Favoring Effective Dialogue andPeaceful Coexistence (Leonidas Bargeliotes).
8. The Grounding of Forgiveness: Martha Nussbaum on Compassionand Mercy (Paul Gallagher).
PART III. STRIVING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
9. Human Rights: Historical Learning in the Shadow of Violence(Richard T. Peterson).
10. The Universal Concept of Human Rights as a RegulativePrinciple: Freedom Versus Paternalism (EdwardDemenchonok).