Theorizing War: From Hobbes To Badiou by N. MansfieldTheorizing War: From Hobbes To Badiou by N. Mansfield

Theorizing War: From Hobbes To Badiou

byN. Mansfield

Hardcover | September 30, 2008

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War is always defined in relation to something else: peace, society, civilisation, friendship or love. What is the relationship between war and its 'other'? Are they opposites or versions of one another? This book surveys four hundred years of thinking about the definition of war, from Hobbes and Clausewitz to Badiou and Žižek.
NICK MANSFIELD teaches Cultural Studies at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He has published widely on subjectivity, sexuality, cultural studies, discourses of war and human rights and the work of Jacques Derrida. He is co-founding editor of the journalDerrida Today.
Title:Theorizing War: From Hobbes To BadiouFormat:HardcoverDimensions:174 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.5 inPublished:September 30, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537324

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: War and Its Other PART I: POSING THE PROBLEM Hobbes: War Redeemed by Sovereignty Kant: Peace through War Clausewitz: War as the Activation of the Social PART II: THE WAR/OTHER COMPLEX Freud: War and Ambivalence Bataille: War, Consumption and Religion Deleuze and Guattari: Owning the War-Machine Under the Black Light: Derrida, Levinas, Schmitt and the Aporia of War PART III: THE PROBLEM OF DIFFERENCE The Collapse of Difference: Insisting on Clausewitz Global War Recovering Difference Conclusion: War and Human Rights Bibliography Index