By John T. Hamilton
From nationwide safety and social safeguard to fatherland and cyber-security, "security" has develop into probably the most overused phrases in tradition and politics this day. but it additionally continues to be the most undefined. What precisely are we conversing approximately once we speak about safeguard? during this unique and well timed e-book, John Hamilton examines the discursive versatility and semantic vagueness of protection either in present and historic utilization. Adopting a philological technique, he explores the elemental ambiguity of this note, which denotes the elimination of "concern" or "care" and as a result implies a situation that's both carefree or careless. Spanning texts from historical Greek poetry to Roman Stoicism, from Augustine and Luther to Machiavelli and Hobbes, from Kant and Nietzsche to Heidegger and Carl Schmitt, Hamilton analyzes formulations of safeguard that contain either safeguard and negligence, self assurance and complacency, certitude and lack of knowledge. Does protection instill extra worry than it assuages? Is a safety bought with freedom or human rights morally potential? How do safety initiatives tell our expectancies, wishes, and anxieties? and the way does the desire to defense relate to human finitude? even supposing the ebook makes transparent that safety has continually been a huge preoccupation of humanity, it additionally means that modern panics approximately safety and the comparable wish to in achieving ideal safeguard hold their very own very major risks.