Security Principle

Publisher: Verso Books Release date: 2019-08-06

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The idea of securityfrom ancient Greece to the War on TerrorIn The Security Principle, French philosopher Frederic Gros takes a historical approach to the concept of security, looking at its evolution from the Stoics to the social network. With lucidity and rigour, Gros's approach is fourfold, looking at security as a mental state, as developed by the Greeks; as an objective situation and absence of all danger, as prevailed in the Middle Ages; as guaranteed by the nation-state and its trio of judiciary, police, and military; and finally biosecurity, control, regulation, and protection in the flux of contemporary society. In this deeply thought-provoking account, Gros's exploration of security shines a light both on its past meanings and its present uses, exposing the contemporary abuses of security and the pervasiveness of it in everyday life in the Global North.

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Genre: Social & political philosophy

Collection: Verso

Type: EPub

Pages: 208

ISBN: 9781784787172

Additional Information

Genre: Social & political philosophy

Collection: Verso

Type: EPub

Pages: 208

ISBN: 9781784787172

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