SS: Violence

“Brad Evans: I want to start the discussion by raising a seemingly basic yet elusive question: What actually is violence? In terms of media spectacles and popular culture, violence seems ubiquitous in liberal societies. Yet the very term “violence” continually escapes meaningful definition and critique. What do you understand by the term?

Simon Critchley: It is true, “violence” can be used in a very wide and somewhat vague manner. So let me try and (sic) restrict our discussion to physical violence of a rather direct form.”


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