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AuthorCorlett, J. Angelo. author
TitleTerrorism [electronic resource] : A Philosophical Analysis / by J. Angelo Corlett
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2003
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0039-0
Descript IX, 232 p. online resource

SUMMARY

This book is the culmination of over 15 years of research on terrorism, secession, and related concepts such as the obligation to obey the law, pacifism, civil disobedience, non-violent direct action, political violence, revolution, and assassination. It is sincerely hoped that the content of this book is construed as an ethical and philosophical attempt to advance human understanding of some of life's most intractable problems, namely, terrorism and more generally, political violence. This book is proffered as a propadeutic to further study of these issues and is not to be interpreted as the author's final word on them. For the pursuit of truth and avoidance of error is never wholly complete, but at best a life-long process of continual reflection, analysis and argument. And it will please the author of this book if it brings even a modicum of knowledge to the difficulties it investigates. Some of the chapters of this book have been published or have otherwise experienced the critical assistance of various public academic forums, and I am sincerely grateful to those who have shaped my thinking about terrorism and its related concepts. Among those who have provided critical and helpful insights concerning various sections of the contents of this book are: David Copp, Richard Falk, Joel Feinberg, Richard W. Miller, and Thomas Pogge


CONTENT

One. Is There a Moral Duty to Obey the Law? -- Two. Confronting Political Authority Non-Violently -- Three. Political Violence -- Four. Secession -- Five. Can Terrorism Ever Be Morally Justified? -- Six. The Moral Status Of Terrorism: Some Recent Cases -- Seven. Terrorism, Secession, and the United States: An Indigenous Perspective -- Conclusion -- Selected Bibliography


Philosophy Ethics Ontology Political science Political philosophy Philosophy Philosophy general Ethics Ontology Political Philosophy Philosophy of Law



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