Title
The category rogue
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Politics
Source (journal)
Thesis eleven: a socialist journal
Thesis eleven: a socialist journal
Volume/pages
114(2013) :1 , p. 3-14
ISSN
0725-5136
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
As a concept of international society, the category rogue can best be understood in relation to the more basic category of the person. Personhood signifies membership, and it is performed in collective, ritual, bodily practices. Modern personhood becomes individuated, and it values mind more than body. However, because it was soon realized that the modern person cannot ultimately sustain modern society, a new notion of personhood was introduced, which articulates a modern concept of virtue in terms of manners. Interestingly, this concept of personhood reintroduces the body in that it values bodily restraint as a sign of ethical worth. The good person is no virile warrior but a tactful diplomat. Diplomacy becomes modernitys being-in-the-world. Rogue states, it appears, do not sign up. This we take offense with.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/d5cb79/128572.pdf
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