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A Philosophy of Fear

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Surveillance cameras. Airport security lines. Barred store windows. We see manifestations of societal fears everyday, and daily news reports on the latest household danger or raised terror threat level continually stoke our sense of impending doom. In A Philosophy of Fear, Lars Svendsen now explores the underlying ideas and issues behind this powerful emotion, as he invest...more
Paperback, 155 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Reaktion Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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Strah je adut u situacijama gde je on potreban. Refleks pri dodiru vatre, skok u stranu kada naleti automobil na ulici itd. A šta se desi kada se strah koristi kao sredstvo manipulacije? Hiperbolisanje od strane medija, spekulacije o zatrovanoj hrani, mogućim terorističkim napadima, katastrofama... Pa onda tržište, porast proizvoda koji teže da stvore sigurnost u domu, da stvore zaštitu, odagnaju paranoju, pruže lak i bezbrižan san.
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Are you getting high on "generated" fear? Find out why primitive non-rational emotional states are selling like hot cakes this century.

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Surprisingly easy and fun to read for a philosophy book, and yet a very in-depth analysis.
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Lars Fredrik Händler Svendsen is a Norwegian author and philosopher who is professor at the University of Bergen. He has published several books translated into 24 languages. He is also engaged as project manager in the think tank Civita. In 2008 he was awarded the Meltzer Prize for outstanding research, and in 2010 he was awarded the prisoners Testament.


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