On Thinkability of Violence from the Perspective of Politics Cover Image

Az erőszak politikai elgondolhatóságáról
On Thinkability of Violence from the Perspective of Politics

Author(s): Botond Bakcsi
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Contemporary Philosophy
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: violence; institutionalisation; political subjectivation; totalitarianism; capitalism; bare life;

Summary/Abstract: The history of the modern statehood can be described as an increasingly complex process of pacifying the social conflicts, of rejecting the violence up to the point that the state itself becomes the sole legitimate holder of the monopoly on violence. However, our daily experiences show us that violence has become the best-selling product of capitalism. Twentieth-century forms of totalitarianism or contemporary terrorism revealed relating to the issue of the violence, a sum of questions that make us rethink the issues of personal and social identity, distinction between the human and non-human, the possibility of separating political life and bare life as well. In my paper, I attempt to analyze the concept of violence from the aspect of these constitutive relations of the political domain.

  • Issue Year: LXXX/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 81-88
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Hungarian