Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh


320 Pages

ISBN 9781474418249

From violence to speaking out

Apocalype and expression in Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze

Leonard Lawlor

Leonard Lawlor’s book draws from a career-long exploration of the French philosophy of the 1960s in order to find a solution to ‘the problem of the worst violence’. The worst violence is the reaction of total apocalypse without remainder. It is the reaction of complete negation and death. It is nihilism. Lawlor argues that it is not just transcendental violence that must be minimised: all violence must itself be reduced to its lowest level. He then offers new ways of speakingwhich will best achieve the least violence which he creatively appropriates from Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze and Guattari as ‘speaking-freely’, ‘speaking-distantly’ and ‘speaking-in-tongues'.

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Lawlor, L. (2016). From violence to speaking out: Apocalype and expression in Foucault, Derrida and Deleuze, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

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