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Violence and Meaning

Editors: Lauwaert, Lode, Smith, Laura Katherine, Sternad, Christian (Eds.)

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  • Analyses violence from different perspectives within the continental tradition of philosophy such as phenomenology, post-structuralism, critical theory, and psychoanalysis
  • Takes a multi-directional and multi-layered approach to violence and meaning
  • Taps into the growing philosophical interest in violence which has emerged over the last three decades
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This edited collection explores the problem of violence from the vantage point of meaning. Taking up the ambiguity of the word ‘meaning’, the chapters  analyse the manner in which violence affects and in some cases constitutes the meaningful structure of our lifeworld, on individual, social, religious and conceptual levels. The relationship between violence and meaning is multifaceted, and is thus investigated from a variety of different perspectives within the continental tradition of philosophy, including phenomenology, post-structuralism, critical theory and psychoanalysis.

Divided into four parts, the volume explores diverging meanings of the concept of violence, as well as transcendent or religious violence- a form of violence that takes place between humanity and the divine world. Going on to investigate instances of immanent and secular violence, which occur at the level of the group, community or society, the book concludes with an exploration of violence and meaning on the individual level: violence at the level of the self, or between particular persons. With its focus on the manifold of relations between violence and meaning, as well as its four part focus on conceptual, transcendent, immanent and individual violence, the book is both multi-directional and multi-layered.

About the authors

Lode Lauwaert is a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Philosophy in Leuven, Belgium. He teaches philosophy of technology and researches violence, war and technology.

 

Laura Katherine Smith is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cultural Studies at Faculty of Arts of the University of Leuven, Belgium. Laura's research focuses on 20th century and contemporary art theory and visual culture.

 

Christian Sternad is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and Research Associate at the Husserl Archives in Leuven, Belgium. His research specializes in human mortality, the phenomenology of death and ageing, and social and political issues such as the engagement of philosophers in the First World War.



Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-27173-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27172-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Violence and Meaning
Editors
  • Lode Lauwaert
  • Laura Katherine Smith
  • Christian Sternad
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27173-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27173-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27172-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 268
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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