Violence: A Philosophical Anthology

Paperback | May 15, 2009

EditorVittorio Bufacchi

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Violence holds considerable philosophical interest, especially today, and yet this concept has not been given sufficient attention by contemporary philosophers. This is the first anthology of philosophical essays on the nature and justifiability of violence. The essays in this volume, taken from the last 100 years, explore a range of philosophical issues pertaining to violence. Three basic questions are scrutinized: 'What is violence?', 'Is violence always wrong?', and 'Can violence be justified?'. Students and Philosophers in political and moral philosophy, but also political theorists, political scientists, and political sociologists, will find this an important and valuable contribution.

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Violence holds considerable philosophical interest, especially today, and yet this concept has not been given sufficient attention by contemporary philosophers. This is the first anthology of philosophical essays on the nature and justifiability of violence. The essays in this volume, taken from the last 100 years, explore a range of p...

VITTORIO BUFACCHI teaches in the Philosophy Department at University College Cork, Republic of Ireland. He is the author of Violence and Social Justice. 

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:486 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230537715

ISBN - 13:9780230537712

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Contributors
Introduction--V.Bufacchi
Force, Violence and Law and Force and Coercion--J.Dewey
Commentary on Dewey
The Economic Meaning of War and Protection--F.C.Lane
Commentary on Lane
Violence and the Western Political Tradition--S.S.Wolin
Commentary on Wolin
On Violence--R.P.Wolff
Commentary on Wolff
Justifying Violence--B.Gert
Commentary on Gert
Violence, Peace and Peace Research--J.Galtung
Commentary on Galtung
What is Wrong with Violence--G.C.MacCallum
Commentary on MacCallum
On the Meaning and Justification of Violence--R.Audi
Commentary on Audi
What Violence Is--N.Garver
Commentary on Garver
The Marxist Conception of Violence--J.Harris
Commentary on Harris
On Justifying Violence--K.Nielsen
Commentary on Nielsen
The Idea of Violence--CAJ.Coady
Commentary on Coady
Violence and the Perspective of Morality--R.L.Holmes
Commentary on Holmes
Violence and Power--R.F.Litke
Commentary on Litke
The Different Categories of Violence--J.Salmi
Commentary on Salmi
Poverty and Violence--S.Lee
Commentary on Lee
Outliving Oneself--S.J.Brison
Commentary on Brison
Thinking Clearly about Violence--A.Bck
Commentary on Bck
Index