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Title: On Being Invincible
Authors: Lévano, Paulo Fernando
Keywords: Clausewitzmilitary historymilitary strategyuncertaintymimetic crisis
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Paulo Fernando Lévano, "On Being Invincible", in "Esercizi Filosofici 15", 2020, pp. 115-121
Journal: Esercizi Filosofici 
Part of: Esercizi Filosofici
Clausewitz’s concept of material warfare is a reaction to the trend of reducing the art of war to the application of self-evident rules of engagement. By putting tactical outcomes in the perspective of strategic decision-making, the battlefield becomes the place where the trend to the extremes plays out. Based on his concept of material warfare, immateriality will be presented not as an abstraction of material circumstances but rather as the tendency to escalation that is inherent to every combat. Some conclusive remarks will be dedicated to the relation between military history and interpretations of military genius, in order to support the claim that materiality and immateriality are semantic concepts that express a state of equilibrium between evidence and decision.
Type: Article
eISSN: 1970-0164
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:Esercizi Filosofici 15, 2 (2020)

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