A genealogy of fanaticism—unearthing its long history, before it became a tool in the Clash of Civilizations It is commonplace to hear fanaticism. Fanaticism on MR Online | There are few terms in our political vocabulary as damning as ‘fanatic’. Beyond tolerance Posted Oct 02, by Alberto Toscano. In his Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea, the scholar Alberto Toscano traces the history of the idea of fanaticism, a politics of passionate and unconditional.
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May 04, Pages. Muge rated it really liked it Jun 22, fanatkcism We are experiencing technical difficulties. For Kant it is in the very structure of subjectivity, in the relationship between knowledge and practice, that the fanatic bacillus is to be found. Preview — Fanaticism by Alberto Toscano.
To denounce the growing clamor in Israel and the U. Zehra rated it liked it Aug 24, It was not policy but revenge, and revenge fanaticisj no place in politics. James, in his classic work on the Haitian Revolution reflected on the danger of vengeance: On the Uses fanatciism an Ideathe scholar Alberto Toscano traces the history of the idea of fanaticism, a politics of passionate and unconditional conviction, and presents a rigorous treatment of the roots of the liberal and conservative attacks on fanaticism.
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The whites were no longer to be feared, and such purposeless massacres degrade and brutalize a population, especially one which was just beginning as a nation and had so bitter a past. His book is primarily cast as a treatise in political theory and the history of ideas.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Fanatical anti-fanaticism The discourse on fanaticism emerged from the crucible of ideological, theological, and political battles that accompanied the Reformation. It could at most reorganize or restore, but never found a new polity.
Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea
Although as of this writing I am about albwrto through Alberto Toscano’s book, I’m impressed with what I’ve read. Showing how fanaticism results from the failure to formulate an adequate emancipatory politics, this illuminating history sheds new light on an idea that continues to dominate debates about tocsano and secularism.
Please try again later. Add to Cart Add to Cart. Manifests a certain Negritude of Antonio variety. This controversial topic has helped to shape the conflicting intellectual traditions that have emerged from within Marxism and other forms of leftism.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Progress Publishers, The label “fanaticism” is increasingly attached to the perceived threat posed by religious fundamentalism.
Showing how fanaticism results from the failure to formulate an adequate emancipatory politics, this illuminating history sheds new light on an idea that continues to dominate debates fanaticis, faith and secularism.
Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea by Alberto Toscano
The moral fanatic is alnerto subject who, in refusing to submit himself to the universality of duty, can easily turn into a well-meaning murderer. Paul Heideman reviews UnAmerican: Critical spirit, the use of reason to engage in political action, is of the essence of classical Marxism. No trivia or quizzes yet. The tragedy was for the Blacks and the Mulattoes.
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It’s not an easy read, but it is worth the effort. Aug 29, Pages. Moreover, for Kant, fanaticism was immanent in human rationality itself.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The persistence in equating fanaticism with Islam in Enlightenment Orientalism cannot easily be set aside by arguing that Islam is simply a mask, or a case among many others of a universal pathology. Toscano builds on the theoretical rejuvenation of radical thought effected by Zizek and Badiou, which he combines with meticulous intellectual history.
For Kant, fanaticism is always a transgression of the limits of human reason, a metaphysical delirium. Published May 4th by Verso first published November 15th This is not primarily a matter, as fanticism is often thought, of consideration for the enemy. Tom Blackburn rated it liked it Jan 19, In this approach, legitimate objections to reactionary clericalism and the deliberate targeting of non-combatant civilians are melded into a false and repugnant political equivalence and symmetry between the violence of the oppressor and the oppressed.
Instead, in a radical new interpretation, he places the fanatic at the very heart of politics, arguing that historical and revolutionary transformations require a new understanding canaticism his role.
Showing how fanaticism results from a failure to formulate an adequate emancipatory politics, this illuminating history sheds new light on an idea that continues to dominate debates about faith and secularism.
There are other important issues that have, in my view, a somewhat weaker connection to the notion of fanaticism that are nevertheless discussed by Toscano in an interesting and provocative fashion.
It is here, at the dawn of the discourse on fanaticism, that the oppositional and biased character of the term shows itself most clearly. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, that does not mean they can guide and determine political action.