Entre légitime défense et état d’urgence: La pensée andersienne de l’agir politique contre la puissance nucléaire
Günther Anders has explained some polemical theses about the taboo of violence against the use of nuclear power in a conversation with Manfred Bissinger in December 1986. This conversation has triggered numerous reactions that were published in the book Gewalt –Ja oder nein. Eine notwendige Diskussion. In the course of this fascinating dialogue, Günther Anders clarified an original philosophical and political statement: according to him, it has become necessary to deal with a new form of political threat, because the nuclear one is the greatest threat that humanity has ever experienced. This threat, which I will call in this paper “passive legal violence”, has begun in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Then she continued to live with Chernobyl. This events were two of the most important philosophical “objects” that Günther Anders treated. With him, we would like to ask one question: what could we do against the nuclear threat? Would pacifism be adequate against a new Fukushima?
Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
XV (2013) 2
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Edouard Jolly, "Entre légitime défense et état d’urgence: La pensée andersienne de l’agir politique contre la puissance nucléaire", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XV (2013) 2, pp. 210-230.