Terrorism

The Philosophical Issues

  • Igor Primoratz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Definitions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. A. J. Tony Coadγ
      Pages 3-14
    3. Igor Primoratz
      Pages 15-27
  3. Justifications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Leon Trotsky
      Pages 31-43
    3. Nick Fotion
      Pages 44-54
    4. Virginia Held
      Pages 65-79
    5. C. A. J. Tony Coady
      Pages 80-96
    6. Uwe Steinhoff
      Pages 97-109
  4. State Terrorism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Igor Primoratz
      Pages 113-127
  5. Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Stephen A. Garrett
      Pages 141-160
    3. Peter Simpson
      Pages 161-174
    4. Tomis Kapitan
      Pages 175-191
    5. Burton M. Leiser
      Pages 192-208
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-215

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

morality philosophy terrorism violence war

Editors and affiliations

  • Igor Primoratz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public EthicsUniversity of MelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230204546
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-1817-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-20454-6
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