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The age of madness -- Knowledge and political action -- Politics, law and behavioral sciences -- Historical interpretation -- The politics of protest -- The ethics of terror -- The psychodynamics of terror -- The theater of terror : modern terrorism and the mass media -- Moral responsibilities and political realities -- The ethics of power -- The politics of prejudice -- In defense of freedom -- The limits of reason
The varieties of terrorism -- Defining terrorism -- Terrorism and collective responsibility -- Terrorism-as-crime -- Terrorism, war and states of emergency -- Torture -- Bioterrorism and the dual-use dilemma
Legitimate authority -- Just cause (including subcriteria) and right intention -- Innocents, double effect and proportionality -- Non-combatant immunity and the definition of non-innocence and innocence -- The ethics of terrorism
War against terrorism : some ethical considerations from the just war perspective / Carl Ceulemans -- Applying just war theories to wars involving terrorism / Nick Fotion -- Realism and just war fictions : theory failings and cosmopolitan virtues / David Pratt -- Conditions for the just war in a time of new conflicts / Claude Selis -- Beyond paralysing fear and blind violence ; terrorism, counter-terrorism and the violation of human and civil rights / Wim Smit -- Stopping the murdering martyr : just war tradition and the confrontation with ethical asymmetry in warfare / Fred Van Iersel -- From just war theory to the ethics of sustainable peace and conflict resolution : a reflection in light of the recent war on terror in Iraq / Johna Verstraeten -- Terrorism and a future concept of 'just war' / Alphart von Horn
Also available in print: Miller Library HV6431 .W55 1992
Terrorism and the Ethics of War by Stephen Nathanson
Call Number: HV6431 .N3815 2010
Most people strongly condemn terrorism yet they often fail to say how terrorist acts differ from other acts of violence such as the killing of civilians in war. Stephen Nathanson argues that we cannot have morally credible views about terrorism if we focus on terrorism alone and neglect broader issues about the ethics of war. His book challenges influential views on the ethics of war, including the realist view that morality does not apply to war, and Michael Walzer's defense of attacks on civilians in ôsupreme emergencyö circumstances. It provides a clear definition of terrorism, an analysis of what makes terrorism morally wrong, and a rule-utilitarian defense of noncombatant immunity, as well as discussions of the Allied bombings of cities in the world war II, collateral damage, and the clash between rights theories and utilitarianism. It will interest a wide range of readers in philosophy, political theory, international relations, and law.
In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, philosophers around the country and across the world are writing about issues of war, terrorism, and peace. This page is a clearing house for posting those pieces or links to articles, op-ed pieces, etc. by moral and political philosophers