Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues

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I. Primoratz
Palgrave Macmillan UK, Aug 3, 2004 - Philosophy - 215 pages
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The first comprehensive discussion of all the main philosophical issues raised by terrorism against the background of its past and recent developments. Prominent philosophers discuss definitions of terrorism, various approaches to its moral evaluation, and the contentious subject of state terrorism. Also included are four case studies, showing how the concepts and arguments philosophers deploy in discussing violence, war and terrorism apply to particular instances of both insurgent and state terrorism, ranging from World War II to September 11, 2001.

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C.A.J. COADY Professorial Fellow in Applied Philosophy, University of Melbourne division of the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australia N. FOTION Professor of Philosophy, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA S.A. GARRETT Professor, Graduate School of International Policy Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, California, USA V. HELD Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Graduate School, City University of New York, USA T. KAPITAN Professor of Philosophy, Northern Illinois University, USA D. LACKEY Professor of Philosophy, Baruch College and the Graduate School, City University of New York, USA B.M. LEISER Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Law at Pace University, New York, USA P. SIMPSON Professor of Philosophy and Classics, Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA U. STEINHOFF Research Associate at the CIS-Leverhulme program on 'The Changing Character of War' at Oxford University, UK R. YOUNG Reader in Philosophy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

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