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By Nelson Maldonado-Torres

ISBN-10: 0822341468

ISBN-13: 9780822341468

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Nelson Maldonado-Torres argues that ecu modernity has develop into inextricable from the event of the warrior and conqueror. In Against War, he develops a robust critique of modernity, and he bargains a serious reaction combining ethics, political thought, and ideas rooted in Christian and Jewish proposal. Maldonado-Torres specializes in the views of these who inhabit the bottom of western modernity, fairly Jewish, black, and Latin American theorists. He analyzes the works of the Jewish Lithuanian-French thinker and non secular philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, the Martiniquean psychiatrist and political philosopher Frantz Fanon, and the Catholic Argentinean-Mexican thinker, historian, and theologian Enrique Dussel.

Considering Levinas’s critique of French liberalism and Nazi racial politics, and the hyperlinks among them, Maldonado-Torres identifies a “master morality” of dominion and keep an eye on on the center of western modernity. This grasp morality constitutes the guts of a warring paradigm that conjures up and legitimizes racial regulations, imperial tasks, and wars of invasion. Maldonado-Torres refines the outline of modernity’s warfare paradigm and the Levinasian critique via Fanon’s phenomenology of the colonized and racial self and the politics of decolonization, which he reinterprets in mild of the Levinasian belief of ethics. Drawing on Dussel’s family tree of the trendy imperial and warring self, Maldonado-Torres theorizes race because the naturalization of war’s loss of life ethic. He deals decolonial ethics and politics as an antidote to modernity’s grasp morality and the paradigm of battle. Against War advances the de-colonial flip, exhibiting how thought and ethics can't be conceived with out politics, and the way all of them have to be orientated through the critical of decolonization within the modern/colonial and postmodern world.

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