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Thou Shalt Not Kill

Adriana Cavarero and Angelo Scola


A leading Italian feminist philosopher and the Archbishop of Milan face off over the contemporary meaning of the biblical commandment not to kill. The result is a series of erudite and wide-ranging arguments that move from murder and suicide to just war and drone strikes, from bioethics and biopolitics to hermeneutics and philology, from Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer to Hannah Arendt and Michel Foucault, from Torah and Scripture to art and literature, from the essence of human dignity and the paradoxes of fratricide to the finer points of Lévinasian ethics. Less a direct debate than a disp ... More

Keywords: Arendt, Hannah, bioethics, biopolitics, homicide, just war, Lèvinas, Emmanuel, murder, suicide, Ten Commandments, Torah

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823267347
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267347.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adriana Cavarero, author
University of Verona

Angelo Scola, author

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