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Humanity and the Enemy

How Ethics Can Rid Politics of Violence

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Bruno Gullì
    Pages 1-14
  3. Bruno Gullì
    Pages 15-46
  4. Bruno Gullì
    Pages 77-96
  5. Bruno Gullì
    Pages 97-123
  6. Bruno Gullì
    Pages 125-155
  7. Bruno Gullì
    Pages 157-159
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 161-179

About this book


The book questions the concept of "the enemy," beginning with Carl Schmitt's famous notion that politics is the relationship of friend and enemy and that humanity is not a political concept. This book deconstructs this notion and views humanity at the center of a type of politics based on ethics.


Humanity enemy universal values Marxism Carl Schmitt Hobbes Kant war capital labor war on terror law violence drone strikes disobedience civil disobedience resistance dignity poverty migration ethics liberty logic Machiavelli Niccolò Machiavelli politics

About the authors

Bruno Gulli is Assistant Professor at Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York, USA.

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