Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary

Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary

by Ann V. Murphy

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Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary by Ann V. Murphy

Images of violence enjoy a particular privilege in contemporary continental philosophy, one manifest in the ubiquity of violent metaphors and the prominence of a kind of rhetorical investment in violence as a motif. Such images have also informed, constrained, and motivated recent continental feminist theory. In Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary, Ann V. Murphy takes note of wide-ranging references to the themes of violence and vulnerability in contemporary theory. She considers the ethical and political implications of this language of violence with the aim of revealing other ways in which identity and the social bond might be imagined, and encourages some critical distance from the images of violence that pervade philosophical critique.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438440323
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 321 KB

About the Author

Ann V. Murphy is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University.

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