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Against HumanityLessons from the Lord's Resistance Army$
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Sam Dubal

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520296091

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520296091.001.0001

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Beyond Humanity, or, How do We Heal?

(p.210) 7 Conclusion
Against Humanity

Sam Dubal

University of California Press

The concluding chapter recaps how and why the concept of humanity does violence to the common good. It then offers new, radical ways of healing social suffering, beyond humanity and humanitarianism. After detailing a personal trajectory, it addresses the question of how to better reach the moralities of the marginalized and oppressed through a philosophy of anti-humanism. Specifically, it discusses the practical possibility of a radical anti-humanist medicine as a way of healing our sick societies. When freed from the dualist, tortured, and overdetermined form of relationship designated by humanity, we might begin to formulate new ways of thinking and doing anthropology, medicine, activism, and intervention in ways that bring us closer to a truer form of mutual recognition and emancipation.

Keywords:   anti-humanism, radical medicine, healing, recognition, emancipation, humanitarianism, humanism, medicine, anti-humanist medicine, common good

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