The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza

The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza

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The principle of the “lesser evil,” which asserts that it is acceptable to pursue an undesirable course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice, exercises a powerful influence on Western ethical philosophy and modern politics. In The Least of All Possible Evils, Eyal Weizman examines the dark side of this pragmatism, arguing that too often the end becomes a mechanism for perpetuating the means. Weizman traces a genealogy of the “lesser evil,” from… (more)

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Publisher: Verso (June 12, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 14.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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