Ego-terrorism: The benefit of an anarcho-psychological perspective of terrorism

Bradshaw, Wayne (2018) Ego-terrorism: The benefit of an anarcho-psychological perspective of terrorism. In: James, Sara, (ed.) Metaphysical Sociology: on the work of John Carroll. Morality, Society and Culture . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 111-124.

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the importance of developing an explicitly metaphysical approach to the study of terrorism. Taking its cue from John Carroll’s Break-Out from the Crystal Palace and Terror: A Meditation on the Meaning of September 11, the chapter sheds light on the character of the “terrorist persona” as a means of understanding how individuals become capable of perpetrating crimes of horrific and indiscriminate violence. Identifying a persona that seeks self-realisation through violent overthrow of alienating moral and political institutions, the chapter identifies a specific kind of terrorism that finds its origins in a misreading of Max Stirner and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Item ID: 73035
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9781315107837
Keywords: egoism, Nietzsche, Stirner, terrorism, metaphysics, fundamentalism
Copyright Information: Copyright Year 2018
Date Deposited: 03 May 2022 01:42
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441008 Sociology of culture @ 50%
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4705 Literary studies > 470503 Book history @ 50%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130203 Literature @ 60%
13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1303 Ethics > 130304 Social ethics @ 40%
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