By John T. Hamilton
From nationwide safety and social safety to native land and cyber-security, "security" has develop into some of the most overused phrases in tradition and politics this present day. but it additionally is still the most undefined. What precisely are we speaking approximately after we speak about protection? during this unique and well timed e-book, John Hamilton examines the discursive versatility and semantic vagueness of safety either in present and old utilization. Adopting a philological process, he explores the elemental ambiguity of this note, which denotes the removing of "concern" or "care" and as a result implies a that's both carefree or careless. Spanning texts from old Greek poetry to Roman Stoicism, from Augustine and Luther to Machiavelli and Hobbes, from Kant and Nietzsche to Heidegger and Carl Schmitt, Hamilton analyzes formulations of protection that contain either defense and negligence, self belief and complacency, certitude and lack of expertise. Does safety instill extra worry than it assuages? Is a safety bought with freedom or human rights morally practicable? How do protection tasks tell our expectancies, wishes, and anxieties? and the way does the need to safety relate to human finitude? even though the e-book makes transparent that safety has consistently been a massive preoccupation of humanity, it additionally means that modern panics approximately defense and the comparable wish to in achieving ideal safeguard hold their very own very major dangers.
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Extra resources for Security: Politics, Humanity, and the Philology of Care (Translation/Transnation)
Through patient, historically conscious attention, comparative philology respects the material reserve of words and staves off their dissolution into the conceptual rigidity of unequivocal sense. It strives to excavate the hidden, preconceptual substrate of thought by attending to the process of meaning formation before meaning is definitively accomplished. In this sense, philology would hardly seem to be a discipline at all. As Peter Szondi argues, with philology there is no body of knowledge that it seeks to master, no specific object to comprehend.
President George W. Bush’s moniker for the War in Afghanistan, “Operation Enduring Freedom,” could not, indeed, be more ambiguous, designating a value both noble and terrifying: an attempt to prove the durability of “freedom” against tyranny as well as an opportunity to learn how devastating this “freedom” can be to endure among the Afghan population. Yet such mobilizations of power are not the only manner by which the question of value enters into an analysis of security. From an individual standpoint, security has to do with persons, institutions, and objects that are invested with personal value.
22 Samuel Weber grants this difficulty, yet insists that, despite its amorphous or acephalous nature, the threat must still be delimited, fixed, and brought into scope. The response is always an act of isolation that separates the danger from its surroundings and thereby reduces the chance for distraction or misaim. ”23 Yet here, by way of his reading of Freud, Weber hits upon a further problem. The destruction of the other reveals that securing our survival is indebted to this other; and any denial of this indebtedness becomes a source of guilt—a failure to acknowledge what is owed.