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Author Schwenkenbecher, Anne, 1978-

Title Terrorism : a philosophical enquiry / Anne Schwenkenbecher.

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
 Law Library - First Floor  HV6431 .S377 2012     AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 191 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-187) and index.
Contents Part I. Defining 'Terrorism': On the current debate on defining terrorism; What Is terrorism? -- Part II. Ethics of Terrorism or Can Terrorism Ever be Permissible?: Innocents and non-innocents; Terrorism against non-innocents; Terrorism against innocents; Collateral damage -- Concluding Remarks.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terrorism -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9780230363984 (hardback)
0230363989 (hardback)