Terrorism: A Philosophical Enquiry

  • Anne Schwenkenbecher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Anne Schwenkenbecher
      Pages 1-6
  3. Defining ‘Terrorism’

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-8
    2. Anne Schwenkenbecher
      Pages 9-37
    3. Anne Schwenkenbecher
      Pages 38-47
  4. Ethics of Terrorism Or Can Terrorism Ever Be Permissible?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Anne Schwenkenbecher
      Pages 51-66
    3. Anne Schwenkenbecher
      Pages 67-114
    4. Anne Schwenkenbecher
      Pages 115-140
    5. Anne Schwenkenbecher
      Pages 141-156
    6. Anne Schwenkenbecher
      Pages 157-159
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 160-191

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

ethics philosophy political violence terrorism violence war

Authors and affiliations

  • Anne Schwenkenbecher
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of MelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137024220
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34918-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-02422-0
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