A THEORY OF WAR

ABSTRACT: By virtue of what I call the Counterfeit White Flag Problem, a state of civil society and a state of war are shown to be both phenomenologically and epistemically indistinguishable. From this – or so I argue – it follows that all political categories are reducible, without remainder, to military ones. Having established this reducibility I then proceed to provide at least a sketch of how this reduction would go.

“A Theory of War”, in Twentieth-Century Values, University Press of America, 2000. 



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