Judith Butler and Non‑Violence as a Political and Ethical Force in the Struggle for Equality
Keywords:non‑violence, equality, systemic violence, phantasmagoria, interdependency
Nonviolence is not reducible to an individualistic moral position. As a collective struggle against systemic or institutionalized forms of violence, it shapes an effective form of agency and political power, thus presenting itself as a global ethical commitment with equality. In this perspective we inscribe Judith Butler’s ethical‑political proposal elaborated in The Force of Non‑violence, reflecting on the individual, equality and the grounds of social bonds. These notions are now redrawn within the scope of an increasingly interdependent social world where inequalities and the protection of lives, more than potentiating or legitimizing violence, confirm nonviolent choices to socio‑political dynamization and transformation.
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