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Murderous Consent – On the Accommodation of Violent Death - Fordham Scholarship Online
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Murderous Consent: On the Accommodation of Violent Death

Marc Crépon


This book details our implication in violence we do not directly inflict but in which we are structurally complicit: famines, civil wars, political repression in far-away places, and war, as it's classically understood. It insists on a bond between ethics and politics and attributes violence to our treatment of the two as separate spheres. We repeatedly resist the call to responsibility, as expressed by the appeal—by peoples across the world—for the care and attention that their vulnerability enjoins. But the book argues that this resistance is not ineluctable, and it searches for ways that en ... More

Keywords: violence, ethicosmopolitics, liberal rationalism, political resistance, famines, civil wars, political repression, ethics, politics

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823283750
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823283750.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marc Crépon, author
Ecole Normale Superieure

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