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From Violence to Speaking Out : Apocalypse and Expression in Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze, Paperback / softback Book

From Violence to Speaking Out : Apocalypse and Expression in Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze Paperback / softback

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Drawing on a career-long exploration of 1960s French philosophy, Leonard Lawlor seeks a solution to 'the problem of the worst violence'.

The worst violence is the reaction of total apocalypse without remainder; it is the reaction of complete negation and death; it is nihilism.

Lawlor argues that it is not just transcendental violence that must be minimised: all violence must itself be reduced to its lowest level.

He offers new ways of speaking to best achieve the least violence, which he creatively appropriates from Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze and Guattari as 'speaking-freely', 'speaking-distantly' and 'speaking-in-tongues'.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781474418256

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