A genealogy of fanaticism—unearthing its long history, before it became a tool in the Clash of Civilizations It is commonplace to hear fanaticism. Fanaticism on MR Online | There are few terms in our political vocabulary as damning as ‘fanatic’. Beyond tolerance Posted Oct 02, by Alberto Toscano. In his Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea, the scholar Alberto Toscano traces the history of the idea of fanaticism, a politics of passionate and unconditional.
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Such emancipation, if it is to really happen, will be only accomplished by the autochthonous change and rebellion of those directly affected.
Aug 29, Pages Buy. Similarly, the highly repressive blasphemy laws in Pakistan deserve criticism although consideration should be given to the meaning of this sentiment in the political context of present-day Pakistani society.
The meaning of fanaticism
Conservative thinkers since Edmund Burke have stressed the need to base political practice on common sense, custom, and tradition against what they regarded as the misty abstractions of fanatics. Hardcoverpages. May 04, Pages Buy. Tracy Soo-Ming rated it really liked it May 24, In trying to defend the constitutionality of a right to privacy that is not explicitly albefto out in the U. Skip to main content.
Showing how fanaticism results from a failure to formulate an adequate emancipatory politics, this illuminating history sheds new light on an idea that continues to dominate debates about faith and secularism. The idea of fanaticism as a deviant or extreme variant of an already irrational set of religious beliefs is today invoked by the West in order to demonize and psychologize any non-liberal politics.
Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea by Alberto Toscano
And yet, as Toscano shows, these two seemingly opposed modes of fanaticism are often made one in liberal representations; the rationalist radical, for example,whether Albreto or Marxist, reconstitutes religion in secular terms, as if this is an indictment in itself. Published May 4th by Verso first published November 15th It could at most reorganize or restore, but never found a new polity. On the Uses of an Ideathe scholar Alberto Toscano traces the history of the idea of fanaticism, a politics of passionate and unconditional conviction, and presents a rigorous treatment of the roots of the liberal and conservative attacks on fanaticism.
We can point to the common interests of workers in the public and private sectors of the economy, notwithstanding the real differences between them, only on the basis of abstraction and generalization. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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We are experiencing technical difficulties. It is rather the only way to maintain the fanaticis of our own cause and movement. While the Other of the Protestant discourse is represented by the peasant in revolt, the Enlightenment, which is often and rightly defined in large part as a battle against religious fanaticism, suggests other, equally ambiguous figures of the fanatic.
In Kant, the defence of authority that we encountered in Luther reemerges: Fanatical anti-fanaticism The discourse on fanaticism emerged from the crucible of ideological, theological, and political battles that accompanied the Reformation.
Muge rated it really liked it Jun 22, Nightocelot rated it did not like it Jun 26, Reason and a critical spirit are the political requirements to prevent dogmatism, triumphalism, as well as the brutalization and dehumanization that have been associated with many forms of political change, including revolutions.
States and Revolutions by Neil Davidson. About Fanaticism A genealogy of fanaticism—unearthing its long history, before it became a tool in the Clash of Civilizations It is commonplace to hear fanaticism described as a deviant or extreme variant of an already irrational set of religious beliefs, an assertion that helps to demonize convictions outside political orthodoxy.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Apr 25, Brad rated it really liked it. In this approach, legitimate objections to reactionary clericalism and the deliberate targeting of non-combatant civilians are melded into a false and repugnant political equivalence and symmetry between the violence of the oppressor and the oppressed.
Clear political demarcation away from Agamben. As demonstrated by recent historical research, that which presented itself largely as an articulated movement — with specific institutional and constitutional demands the maintenance of the peasant assemblies, the alleviation of levies and taxes — and which used the religious discourse the Gospel in minimalist and pragmatic terms, is depicted by its detractors in order to better justify an unsparing repression as a theological aberration, a disease of the spirit.
Laura rated it really liked it Aug 08, While the rebel sans-culotte is implicitly seen as a fanatical and pathological figure, the revolutionary movement is saved and universalized through its effect on the spectatorwho judges it in terms of human history and the sign of universality that it conveys. Naveed rated it really liked it Sep 12, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
The massacre of the whites, was a tragedy: This view ignores any distinction between the principal issues—racist or imperialist aggression—and real but subordinate matters: Ricardo Pereira rated it liked it Apr 29,