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Extreme Violence and Victory in War: Some Reflections

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Thursday 8 February 2024

10am - 12pm




W4, Wilson Centre


Law, Criminology and Policing

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Professor of Philosophy Petar Bojanić has been a visiting professor at many universities around the world including Cornell, Aberdeen, Yekaterinburg, London, Rome, and others, and now, Edge Hill University.

Petar Bojanić’s research on war, ethics of war, violence and its cessation, on Jewish political theory has been profoundly enriched by his consideration of institutions and counter-institutions, for engaged and negative social acts, as well as by the theory of the architectural concept and project. Currently, he is preparing a book on the concept of the project and projective acts, as well as a book on the touch, gesture, and strike.

Join us on 8 February 2024 at 10am in the Wilson Centre for a guest lecture delivered by Professor Petar Bojanić, entitled ‘Extreme Violence and Victory in War: Some Reflections’.


Professor Bojanić studied philosophy at the University of Belgrade, and at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris under the supervision of Miladin Životić and Jacques Derrida.

He obtained his PhD at Paris X (Nanterre), with the thesis topic “La guerre (dernière) et l’institution de la philosophie” [(Last) War and the Institution of Philosophy], defending it to a committee comprising Étienne Balibar, Jean-Luc Nancy, Jacques Derrida, and Gérard Bensussan.

Bojanić has held scholarships for a number of foundations, and has headed numerous research projects.

In the last six years, he was the principal fellow of a project on the Ethics of War in the eastern European tradition and in Orthodox Christianity at the University of Yekaterinburg, funded by the Russian Science Foundation.

Bojanić held two mandates as the Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory of the University of Belgrade, from 2010 until 2019, and is currently the co-editor of Khorein, a journal for architecture and philosophy.

Published Works

Professor Petar Bojanić has several published books that have been translated into many different languages. In addition to this, Professor Bojanić has also edited over 50 books and journals. His recent publications include:

  • In-Statuere. Figures of Institutional Building (Frankfurt am Main, Vittorio Klostermann, 2022)
  • Ethics of War in Orthodox Christian Countries (Saint Petersburg, Vladimir Dal, 2022)
  • Provocatio. Vocativo Ius Rivoluzione (Milano – Udine, Mimesis Edizioni, 2021)
  • Violence and Messianism. Jewish Philosophy and the Great Conflicts of the 20th Century (London – New York, Routledge, 2018) (translated into eight languages); and Institutions in Action
  • The Nature and the Role of Institutions in the Real World, (with T. Andina) (Berlin, Springer, 2020)
  • “What Is the Critique of Violence Now?” (with P. Fenves & M. Ty), Critical Times, Durham, NC, Vol. 2, n. 2, 2019

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