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Is violence an antithesis of politics or a creative force?

The relationship between violence and politics is conceptualized and understood in different ways within modern and contemporary political thought. The statist approach legitimizes use of violence by the state. Machiavelli (2017) claims that the prince should use violence wisely to maintain stability of a country and to secure his own position. According to Hobbes (1993),… Continue reading Is violence an antithesis of politics or a creative force?

Great philosophers · Hannah Arendt · political philosophy · Political Theory

Existential Questions

Recently, during PhD course Liberalism and Its Critics (Political Theory course) we discussed Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition. Those who are familiar with her work know that Arendt was very demanding political thinker (she was not a philosopher, as she said herself).  Arendt claimed that modernity destroyed participation in the public affairs. We do not… Continue reading Existential Questions