Terrorism The Philosophical Issues

ISBN-10: 1403918171
ISBN-13: 9781403918178
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 8/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 215
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

A comprehensive discussion of philosophical issues raised by terrorism, the contributors look at the definition of terrorism, evaluate its morality, & consider the phenomenon of state terrorism. Case studies discuss Allied bombing of Germany during World War II, Northern Ireland, the Middle East & 9/11.

Igor Primoratz is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Canberra. His publications include Banquos Geist: Hegels Theorie der Strafe (Bouvier, 1986), Justifying Legal Punishment (Humanities Press, 1989, 1997), and Ethics and Sex (Routledge, 1999), and a number of edited books, including Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Civilian Immunity in War (Oxford University Press, 2007).

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Definitions
Defining Terrorism
What is Terrorism?
Justifications
A Defense of the 'Red Terror'
The Burdens of Terrorism
Political Terrorism as a Weapon of the Politically Powerless
Terrorism, Rights and Political Goals
Terrorism, Morality and Supreme Emergency
How Can Terrorism Be Justified?
State Terrorism
State Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Evolution of the Modern Terrorist State
Case Studies
Terror Bombing of German Cities in World War II
Terrorism in Northern Ireland
Terrorism in the Israeli-Arab Conflict
The Catastrophe of September 11 and its Aftermath
Bibliography
Index

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