investigate the possibility of interpreting fundamentalist Islamic terrorism as a form of counter-violence, as presented in the unfinished, posthumously published Notebooks for an Ethics . I want to use Islamic terrorism as a sort of case study to test the
Is Liberation without Freedom Possible?
analysis of counter-violence, is not simply the responsibility of the West. In other words, terrorism, while there is certainly a reactionary component to it, is more than simply counter-violence. Žižek argues (from a Hegelian perspective) that too often
A New Idea of Democracy in Sartre's Hope Now
of Jürgen Habermas) and the current ethical and political debate. We think Honneth's idea of social freedom is not so far away from Sartre's final conception of fraternity. In Hope Now , for Sartre, the negative and destructive elements of counter-violence
Matthew C. Eshleman and Ronald E. Santoni
Can violence ever be justified or is violence necessarily oppressive? Is self-defensive counter-violence or “revolutionary violence” aimed at human liberation, which Sartre defended, necessarily in bad faith? These questions form the crux of the debate between Matt Eshleman and Ronald Santoni. Is violence by nature Manichean, making the Other into an “object” and evil antagonist, and thus dehumanizing and oppressing the Other? Or can violence be liberatory when it is directed at oppressors? Both authors—but especially Eshleman, and Santoni reluctantly—agree that some forms of violence (such as self-defense) do not involve bad faith, but disagree about whether or when revolutionary violence can be justified.
John Gillespie and Sarah Richmond
throughout Europe and beyond, and have brought into cruel focus the aims and objectives of ISIS and its jihadist ideals. Maria Russo’s discussion of the legitimacy of such an activity using the criterion of Sartre’s doctrine of counter-violence in the cause
John Gillespie and Katherine Morris
's ‘Does the City of Ends Correspond to a Classless Society? A New Idea of Democracy in Sartre's Hope Now ’ traces Sartre's late rethinking of counter-violence, his development of a conception of democracy that revivifies France's tarnished end of
John Gillespie, Kyle Shuttleworth, Nik Farrell Fox, and Mike Neary
own justification of anti-colonial violence: ‘counter-violence’, set out in his preface to Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth . 1 It was, however, the actions of an increasingly authoritarian state against its artists, intellectuals and population
that the act is wrong: “for A to be ‘less immoral’ does not rid it of the bad faith characterized by objectification and by choosing not to see all the evidence regarding the brutality of counter-violence and terror.” Ibid., 80. 28 Ibid., 65. 29 NE
A Sartrean Analysis of Filmic Violence
- assimilates his human dignity to the counterviolence which maintains it. He dignifies the latter with the name of strength . The upright man must be strong; strength is the proof of his right. The reason is simple: if he is defeated, he is subjected to the