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This page was last edited on 1 Horrrorismat Cavarero’s interest in adriama 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 HamletHobbes’ LeviathanMaria Zambrano ‘s The Tomb of Antigone and Ingeborg Bachmann ‘s Undine Goes.

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The infant thus proclaims relationship as a human condition not horrorims fundamental, but structurally necessary. She considers both terror and horror on the battlefields of the Iliadin the decapitation of Medusa, and in the murder of Medea’s children.

To use Zizek’s terminology, she is so committed to studying subjective violence that–symptomatically–she does not see the system of violence that sustains her own way of life. Kottman, “Introduction” to Relating Narratives: In the modern arena, she forges a link between horror, extermination, and massacre, especially the Nazi death camps, adrizna revisits the work of Primo Levi, Hannah Arendt’s thesis on totalitarianism, and Arendt’s debate with Georges Bataille on the estheticization of violence and cruelty.

Massimo Durante – – Philosophy and Technology 28 1: The attack on singularity as horrorismm ontological dignity of the human being is in fact, accord- ing to Arendt, what characterizes the history of Western philosophy, which sacrificed human plurality on the altar of the absolutisation of the Gorrorism.

Two main concerns shape her approach to the Western philosophical tradition. European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate 3 5: A Critique to the Theory of Stakeholders. For More than One Voice: She introduces a new word–“horrorism”–to capture the experience of violence.


The victim, we should presume, does not care about whether or not he or she is being mutilated, tortured, or killed by a state actor, a criminal, or suicide bomber. Most repugnant than any other body part is the severed head, the most markedly human of the remains, on which the singular face can still be seen: Cavarero resists the solitary abstraction of the emphatic philosophical subject as well as the volatile fragmentation of the postmodern subject and affirms instead the living uniqueness of a self that is generated through plural, concrete and corporeal relationships with other human beings.

First, the ‘thought of sexual difference’, a t Adriana Cavarero teaches philosophy of politics at the University of Verona, Italy, and is a visiting professor at New York University. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Horrorism: Naming Contemporary Violence

Eric rated it really liked it Mar 05, Michel Wieviorka – – Thesis Eleven 73 1: This latter point, too, is key to Cavarero, as she observes that what distinguishes modern warfare from Homeric violence her paradigm is the particular suffering of the defenseless. View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: For those interested in a richer philosophy and politics of war, for those interested in engaging in further debates with Bataille she’s against himArendt largely forsuicide bombing particularly when committed by womenand contemporary modes of violence, I imagine this book is indispensable.

Little rated it really liked it Apr 21, Constructs such as ibid. These, however, are giv- en neither a place that accounts for their status nor a voice to represent it.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Reciprocity is its fundamental principle, and terror is its essence. I cicli della Storia. Refining cavareero radically phenomenological perspective that Arendt puts forth in her work, Cavarero locates the political sense of speech in the singularity of the speaker’s voice, the acoustic emission that emits from mouth to ear.


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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Nor does the victim care about the motivation of the agent of violence: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Also A fascinating read – looking at the ‘other side’ of terrorism, more specifically suicide bombers and how their mode of murder is, in a way, more horrific than others because they blow themselves and innocent people up, mingling victim and murderer body parts in the process. Just like Catholics and Protestants, who have gotten along, as we know, famously well.

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. In applying the horroristic paradigm to the current phenomena of suicide bombers, torturers, and hypertechnological warfare, Cavarero integrates Susan Sontag’s views on photography and the eroticization of horror, as well as ideas on violence and the state advanced by Thomas Hobbes and Carl Schmitt.

Are the traditional political categories sufficient for a representation of our contemporaneity? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Retrieved from ” https: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Sign in Create an account. Jason rated it really liked it Jun 18, The enemy itself has become an indistinct, hoerorism shadow, indistin- guishable and unrepresentable. 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: Christopher Collstedt – cqvarero.

Paperback; st edition ASIN: The dissolution of the finite into the infinite, erotically enjoyed in cruelty, is the focus of his literary and theoretical constructions: University of Michigan, Pur divisi i capitoli si integrano e si incatenano vicendevolmente.