Theorizing War

From Hobbes to Badiou

  • Authors
  • Nick Mansfield

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Nick Mansfield
    Pages 1-7
  3. Nick Mansfield
    Pages 9-38
  4. Nick Mansfield
    Pages 39-117
  5. Nick Mansfield
    Pages 119-161
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    Pages 162-168
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 169-174

About this book


War is always defined in relation to something else: peace, society, civilisation, friendship or love. What is the relationship between war and its 'other'? Are they opposites or versions of one another? This book surveys four hundred years of thinking about the definition of war, from Hobbes and Clausewitz to Badiou and Žižek.


Clausewitz Clausewitz, C. v. Levinas religion Thomas Hobbes

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