Michael Staudigl

Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Vienna; FWF-project leader

Visiting Fellow
(November 2007 – October 2010)


The Many Faces of Violence:
Toward an Integrative Phenomenological Conception

Events of extreme violence (suicide attacks, the return of a new archaic violence, etc.) have renewed attention about physical violence, and there has also been a reappearance of interest in social, cultural and structural violence. However, while all these forms of violence have been widely investigated, interdisciplinary research still lacks a unifying approach. We miss a paradigm to address these forms as aspects of one phenomenon. My project uses the phenomenological method to resolve this deficit and elaborate an integrative conception of violence.