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Unformatted text preview: Comparison between Frantz Fanon & Albert Camus The Logic of Rebellion Topics of Discussion The appeal to violence in political struggle is common place in today's world. However, philosophical reflections on this matter are scarce. Introduction Albert Camus and Frantz Fanon reflect on the use of violence in colonial situations. They have difference responses in approaching the colonial situation. Introduction Fanon argues that occupied people should rebel against colonizers violently. Fanon "It is precisely at the moment he (the colonized) realizes his humanity that he begins to sharpen the weapons with which he will secure his victory." ( Wretched of the Earth , p. 43) Camus "Suicide and murder are two aspects of a single system, the system of a misguided intelligence that prefers, to the suffering imposed by a limited situation, the dark victory in which heaven and earth are annihilated." (The Rebel, p. 7) Why is violence necessary according to Fanon? Fanon Colonialism is already a violent situation between two interests. Fanon the interests of the colonizer vs the interests of the colonized Fanon From the perspective of the colonizer: his place in the colony is not an unjust one to replace the colonizer is to replace the innocent. Fanon What's the colonizer's argument? Fanon Presence in the colony {is not an un just one} Fanon presence in the colony is just is justifiable is good is permissible Fanon Someone who occupies property illegally or unjustly is guilty of trespassing. Fanon From the perspective of the colonized: His previous place in the society was not an unjust one. Fanon From the perspective of the colonized: The fact that he was been replaced reflects an injustice. Fanon The colonizer FACES the threat of violence Fanon The colonized is ALREADY experiencing violence Fanon...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Delevati during the Spring '08 term at S.F. State.

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