What's love got to do with it? Ethics, Emotions and Encounter in International Relations

Veronique Pin-Fat

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Abstract

By paying attention to love this article offers a grammatical reading of International Relations’ founding grammar of inside/outside as an ethics of encounter. The decision to focus on love is, I suggest, to contend with the possibility that IR may express a lethal politics and ethics. I seek to substantiate this claim through an unsettling reading of neo-Jamesian contributions to the emotional turn. I conclude that the discipline’s founding grammar is an ‘avoidance of love’ and offer a reminder that an alternative way of loving is possible.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-200
Number of pages20
JournalReview of International Studies
Volume45
Issue number2
Early online date15 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • emotional turn, emotions, grammatical reading, love, ethics, Stanley Cavell, Ludwig Wittgenstein.
  • emotions
  • grammatical reading
  • love
  • ethics
  • Stanley Cavell
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein

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