Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 December 2018

352 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190658014

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War for Peace

Genealogies of a Violent Ideal in Western and Islamic Thought

Murad Idris

  • Argues that dominant idealizations of peace facilitate war, violence, and exclusion
  • Systematically develops a novel and ambitious account of peace beyond pacification, cross-cultural dialogue, and any simplistic opposition between peace and war
  • Provides a critical language for understanding the history of peace as an ideal, how it blurs into war, and its links to other ideas like security, law, and religion
  • Confronts peace as a problem through ten key thinkers across Western and Islamic political thought, with field-defying, critical interpretations of thinkers including Plato, al-Farabi, Erasmus, Hobbes, Kant, and Sayyid Qutb