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  1. Violence and the Sacred: Archaic Connections, Contemporary Aporias, Profane Thresholds.Maria Margaroni - 2012 - Philosophy Today 56 (2):115-134.
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  • “Hidden Behind the Supplement”: Agamben Contra Functionalism on Purity and Impurity.Robbie Duschinsky - 2014 - Critical Horizons 15 (3):249-265.
    In contrast to functionalist explanations of themes of purity and impurity as an expression and affirmation of the social order, Giorgio Agamben considers purity and impurity as comparisons of phenomena with their imputed essence. From the perspective offered by Agamben, judgements regarding purity and impurity can be seen as in part constructing the essence against which they supposedly simply measure phenomena. Agamben’s investigations suggest that on occasions when themes of purity or impurity are invoked within Western discourses on subjectivity, the (...)
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  • The International Criminal Court and Africa: Exemplary Justice.Edwin Bikundo - 2012 - Law and Critique 23 (1):21-41.
    This is a theoretical and empirical investigation into the causal link between international criminal trials and preventing violence through exemplary prosecutions. Specifically how do representative trials of persons accused of having the greatest responsibility for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole, supposedly bind recurrent violence? The argument pursued is that by using an accused as an example, a court engages in an indirect and uncertain substitution of personal rights for social harmony and order. (...)
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