Terrorism: A Philosophical Enquiry

Hardcover | September 18, 2012

byAnne Schwenkenbecher

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This book engages with the most urgent philosophical questions pertaining to the problem of terrorism. What is terrorism? Could it ever be justified? Assuming that terrorism is just one of many kinds of political violence, the book denies that it is necessarily wrong and worse than war. In fact, it may be justifiable under certain circumstances.

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This book engages with the most urgent philosophical questions pertaining to the problem of terrorism. What is terrorism? Could it ever be justified? Assuming that terrorism is just one of many kinds of political violence, the book denies that it is necessarily wrong and worse than war. In fact, it may be justifiable under certain circ...

ANNE SCHWENKENBECHER Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna, Austria. She has held positions at Potsdam University and at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at Australian National University, Canberra.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230363989

ISBN - 13:9780230363984

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
PART I: DEFINING 'TERRORISM'
On The Current Debate On Defining Terrorism
What Is Terrorism?
PART II: ETHICS OF TERRORISM OR CAN TERRORISM EVER BE PERMISSIBLE?
Innocents and Non-Innocents
Terrorism Against Non-Innocents
Terrorism Against Innocents
Collateral Damage
Concluding Remarks
References
Index