Terrorism and the Ethics of War

ISBN-10: 0521137160

ISBN-13: 9780521137164

Edition: 2010

Authors: Stephen Nathanson

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List price: $40.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Terrorism: what's in a name?
The problem of defining terrorism
Defining terrorism
What makes terrorism wrong?
Innocence and discrimination
�Who dun it� definitions of terrorism
Conclusion: taking stock
Why Moral Condemnations of Terrorism Lack Credibility
Introduction: toward morally credible condemnations of terrorism
Why standard theories fail to condemn terrorism
Just war theory and the problem of collateral damage
Conclusion: categorical vs. conditional criticisms of terrorism
Defending Noncombatant Immunity
Introduction: the ethics of war-fighting: a spectrum of possible views
The realist challenge to the ethics of war
An ethic of war for reasonable realists
Walzer on noncombatant immunity as a human right
The supreme emergency exception
Rights theories, utilitarianism, and the killing of civilians
Immunity rights vs. the right of self-defense
A rule-utilitarian defense of noncombatant immunity
Why utilitarian criticisms of noncombatant immunity are mistaken
Is noncombatant immunity a �mere� convention?
How Much Immunity Should Noncombatants Have?
Introduction: the problem of collateral damage
The problem of collateral damage killings
The ethics of collateral damage killings
Conclusion: terrorism and the ethics of war
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