By Nelson Maldonado-Torres
Considering Levinas’s critique of French liberalism and Nazi racial politics, and the hyperlinks among them, Maldonado-Torres identifies a “master morality” of dominion and keep an eye on on the middle of western modernity. This grasp morality constitutes the heart of a warring paradigm that conjures up and legitimizes racial regulations, imperial tasks, and wars of invasion. Maldonado-Torres refines the outline of modernity’s struggle paradigm and the Levinasian critique via Fanon’s phenomenology of the colonized and racial self and the politics of decolonization, which he reinterprets in mild of the Levinasian notion of ethics. Drawing on Dussel’s family tree of the trendy imperial and warring self, Maldonado-Torres theorizes race because the naturalization of war’s dying ethic. He deals decolonial ethics and politics as an antidote to modernity’s grasp morality and the paradigm of conflict. Against War advances the de-colonial flip, exhibiting how concept and ethics can't be conceived with no politics, and the way all of them have to be orientated through the valuable of decolonization within the modern/colonial and postmodern world.
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Against War: Views from the Underside of Modernity (Latin America Otherwise) by Nelson Maldonado-Torres