On Murderous Silence

Authors

  • Marc Crépon École Normale Supérieure, Paris

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.2298/FID2101067C

Keywords:

violence, consent, responsibility, rebellion, critique, shame

Abstract

The paper focuses on violence, claiming that it is not action, but silence and inaction that become “murderous”, given that we are forced into a permanent and impossible process of choosing between responsibility for the other and the possibility of responding to a call for help. Still, this position is not final and the author offers certain alternative strategies, such as rebellion, goodness, critique and shame.

References

Crépon, Marc (2008), La culture de la peur: identité, sécurité, démocratie, Paris : Galilée.

Published

2021-03-30

How to Cite

Crépon, M. (2021) “On Murderous Silence”, Filozofija i društvo / Philosophy and Society. Belgrade, Serbia, 32(1), pp. 67–78. doi: 10.2298/FID2101067C.