Bat-Ami Bar On

is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Her primary theoretical and activist interests are in violence. She teaches in Socio-Political Theory, Feminist Theory (particularly feminist ethico-politics and feminist jurisprudence), Ethics (theory and public policy), and Critical Jewish Studies. She is the author of various books and articles, amongst others Daring to be Good: Essays in Feminist Ethico-Politics (NY: Routledge, 1998) and Women and Violence : a special issue of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy (Fall 1996).


The response to the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 of September 2001 is based on theories of war that no longer apply, says Bat-Ami Bar On. However, can politics without violence at all deal with the current versions of totalitarian violent terror? Bar On turns to Hannah Arendt to find an answer.

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