Fanaticism, Terrorism, Suicide Terrorism: Some Marcelian Perspectives

Marcel Studies 4 (1):25-37 (2019)
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In this article, I will shed some light on the phenomenon of suicide terrorism from the perspective of Marcel. It turns out that, without being contemporaneous to this phenomenon, Marcel to some extent illuminates it by developing several highly significant notions and analyses. I am referring to notions such as “mystery,” “evil,” “problem,” “presence,” and “intersubjectivity.” Based on Marcel’s thinking, I would like to suggest that suicide terror exemplifies a state of precipitated, albeit flawed, intersubjectivity. I will conclude by drawing some lines between fanaticism, suicide terrorism and modernity. It could be argued that the latter is partly involved in its own destruction.



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Rico Sneller
Leiden University

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