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Title:Two recurrences of an idea
Authors:Škof, Lenart (Author)
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Language:English
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Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:UPR - University of Primorska
Abstract:In this paper we discuss two different criticisms of liberal democracy. By analyzing the contemporary Slovenian (radical) political thought of Žižek and some of his followers, which recently are revitalizing the idea of Communism, we first critically reflect upon the emancipatory potential of this strand of contemporary Slovenian philosophy. The interlude focuses on the uses and logic of violence and pleads for a new politico-ethical culture of nonviolence. In the second part of the paper, by approaching Levinas ethical criticism of the liberal democracy and by focusing on his concept of a different temporality within political ethics, we discuss some alternative possibilities for the future progress of democracy
Keywords:political philosophy, democracy, political ethics, communism, nonviolence, emancipatory politics, freedom
Year of publishing:2012
Number of pages:str. 225-236
Numbering:Vol. 27, no. 2=54
ISSN:0352-7875
UDC:17:321.7
COBISS_ID:2390995 Link is opened in a new window
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