“Violence and the Remaking of the Self”

The Chronicle of Higher Ed is reproducing its favorite ten essays of the decade.  One summarizes material from a book that was mentioned here recently.  It’s about the author’s experience with rape and violence on one day.  The author is the philosopher, Susan Brison.

I strongly recommend that everyone look at it.  We often hear of rapes like hers.  I think it may be too much of a burden on our empathy to count on ourselves to understand by ourselves what it is really like.

It’s hard to believe the courts in general have much knowledge of how hideous the crime is.

2 thoughts on ““Violence and the Remaking of the Self”

  1. Thanks for the link, but I can’t access the piece because I’m not a Chronicle subscriber. Is there another location where I can read this article?

  2. It truly is my favorite philosophy book of the decade. And that’s saying a lot, considering how much I love and rely on the insights of many other books that came out in the aughts.

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