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Wild Materialism: The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic

Jacques Lezra


This book speaks to three related questions in contemporary political philosophy. How, if different social interests and demands are constitutively antagonistic, can social unity emerge out of heterogeneity? Does such unity require corresponding universals, and, if so, what are they, where are they found, or how are they built? Finally, how must the concept of democracy be revised in response to economic globalization, state and non-state terrorism, and religious, ethnic, or national fundamentalism? Polemically rehabilitating the term terror, the ... More

Keywords: political philosophy, social unity, heterogeneity, democracy, economic globalization, terrorism, fundamentalism, social universal, Freud, Althusser

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780823232352
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823232352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacques Lezra, author
Department of Comparative Literature, New York University