Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2018

248 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526114822

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Death machines

The ethics of violent technologies

First Edition

Elke Schwarz

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Provides a unique account of biopolitics in Hannah Arendt's work and establishes her as a key thinker in the biopolitical tradition
  • Sheds new light on the nexus of biopolitics, violence, and technology, focusing in particular on how this nexus shapes subjectivities and produces justifications for violent technologies and practices
  • Provides a critical interrogation of existing ethical rationales and justifications for the use of weaponised drones and lethal military robotics
  • Offers a timely contribution to pressing debates on the ethics of new and emerging military technologies

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