Categorical violence and categorical responsibility

Aug. 24, 2014  Oleksiy Panych, professor of Philosophy, Kyiv I am reading “Bloodlands” by Timothy Snyder. In his description, the events of 1930s-1940s in Central and Eastern Europe look like unprecedented orgy of what Charles Taylor calls “categorical violence” – when people are oppressed just because they belong to a certain category (Poles, Jews, “kulaks”, […]

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