2019-02Thematic Section
Violence: A Slippery Notion


Violence works at the same time as what we find in the world according to our best description of reality, and as what we fight and reject, hoping for a more peaceful world. It may also be what we recommend, as the only way to change things, or even what we celebrate, as the key resource of true art. Sometimes we even think that adequate theory arises from violence against given paradigms. How can it be so? Do we really understand what we refer to when we speak about violence?


violence, language, capitalism, evil, suffering, Lyotard, energy

How to cite:

Salanskis, Jean-Michel. “Violence: A Slippery Notion.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 3, no. 2(8) (2019): 5–12. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2019.0013.


Jean-Michel Salanskis
Department of Philosophy, University of Paris X Nanterre
200 avenue de la République, 92001 Nanterre Cedex, France


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