Violence, Terrorism, and Justice

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 30, 1991 - Philosophy - 319 pages
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In this volume a group of distinguished moral and social thinkers address the urgent problem of terrorism. The essays define terrorism, discuss whether the assessment of terrorist violence should be based on its consequences (beneficial or otherwise), and explore what means may be used to combat those who use violence without justification. Among other questions raised by the volume are: What does it mean for a people to be innocent of the acts of their government? May there not be some justification in terrorists targeting certain victims but not others? May terrorist acts be attributed to groups or to states? The collection will be of particular interest to moral and political philosophers, political scientists, legal theorists, and students of international studies and conflict resolution.
  

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Developed out of a conference at Bowling Green State University in 1988, this collection addresses the moral and philosophical issues raised by political terrorists. It asks whether terrorism is an ... Read full review

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Violence terrorism and justice
1
What purposes can international terrorism serve?
18
Violent demonstrations
33
Terrorism rights and political goals
59
The political significance of terrorism
86
Terrorism and morality
116
Which are the offers you cant refuse?
170
Making exceptions without abandoning the principle or how a Kantian might think about terrorism
196
State and private Red and White
230
State terrorism
256
Nuclear hostages
276
Rape as a terrorist institution
296
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Morris is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.