After the Terror

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2003 - Philosophy - 195 pages
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Ted Honderich investigates the morality of the September 11th attacks and what terrorism tells us about ourselves and our obligations. Did we have a responsibility for what took place? Did we respond to it as we should have? What are we to do now? "After the Terror" inquires into the "natural fact" of morality and the worked-out moralities of philosophers. It reaches to the moral core of our lives.

Honderich writes, "We can be held partly responsible for the 3,000 deaths at the twin towers and at the Pentagon. We are rightly to be held responsible along with the killers. We share the guilt. Those who condemn us have a reason to do so. Did we bring the killing at the twin towers on ourselves? Did we have it coming? Those offensive questions, and their offensive, but affirmative answer, do contain a truth."

 

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The prose itself is somewhat poor, but its main idea is provocative and entirely worth grappling with.

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Ted Honderich has been Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London, and a Visiting Professor at Yale and in New York.

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