Power and Violence in Socio-Philosophical Context of Contemporaneity
The author analyzes the most important phenomena of our time – social violence and power – in terms of identifying traditional and modern theoretical models of their relations. The philosophical concepts of H. Arendt, J. Bentham, and M. Foucault are presented, being considered through anthropological and social consequences of the relationship of power and violence. The phenomenon of power is shown, on the one hand, as the opposition to violence, and on the other hand, as the starter of the subordinate relations. Special attention is paid to the analysis of a specific model of power described by M. Foucault.