Religion et violence
Collection Philosophie & théologie
544 pages - mars 2013
It is impossible de theorize ‘politics’, whether in its abstract definitions or in the concrete sense of politics, without referring to theology, and more precisely, to ‘political theology’, whose contemporary forms and arrangements cannot be evaluated without referring to the technological media of today and yesterday. This is especially flagrant in the various ways in which violence, phenomenal, political and pointless violence as in so-called ‘just’ wars, becomes legitimate by producing reasons and motivations that remain transcendent and surpass all possible causes. This observation underpins the central hypothesis of this book: no violence, unjust or apparently just, without religion; no religion without a certain empirical or symbolic violence, or without the violence which we might call ‘transcendental’. By following the path opened by Derrida, notably in his readings of Kant, this study shows that the deepest mark of Western tradition is less to be sought in theological and ethical dogma, and ritual practice, than in the endlessly repeated exposition to and of “horror religious”. The author proposes an interpretation of exactly what, at present, that can mean.
- Dimensions : 135x215x27
- ISBN : 9782204099004
- Poids : 670 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Marlène Jouan