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Right and Wrong, and Palestine, 9-11, Iraq, 7-7by Ted Honderich
Synopses & Reviews
“The truth is noisy, and nobody propounds it more vehemently than the political philosopher Ted Honderich. . . . His is a name known to every philosophy student, and in his long career he has been connected to all the leading figures in English philosophy.”—The Independent
“Ted Honderich makes a powerful case that ‘an easy answer is wrong,’ so that to find the right answer . . . will be anything but easy. His inquiry explores some of the most painful and controversial issues of the day. It merits, and will reward, careful reflection.”—Noam Chomsky
Philosopher Ted Honderich insightfully relates four contentious current events in this articulate, well-reasoned moral and political analysis. Exploring the war in Iraq, the controversy in Palestine, and the tragic events of 9/11 and London’s 7/7, Honderich elucidates the great questions of right and wrong in a conflict--ridden era.
Philosopher Ted Honderich insightfully relates four shattering current events in this articulate, well-reasoned moral and political analysis. Exploring the war in Iraq, the controversy in Palestine, and the tragic events of 9-11 and London's 7-7, Honderich elucidates the great questions of right and wrong in a conflict-ridden era.
About the Author
Ted Honderich has been Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London and taught at Yale and CUNY. He is the author of the most-translated living philosopher's book, "How Free Are You?", and he is the editor of the most-used one-volume reference work of its kind, "The Oxford Companion to Philosophy".
Table of Contents
Our questions — A division of labor, philosophy's part — Negotiation, international law — United Nations resolutions — Human rights — Just war theory — The politics of reality — Conservatism and liberalism — Democracy's equality — Democracy's freedom — Democracy's help — The principle of humanity — The character of the principle — The strength of the principle — The ends and the means justify the means — Defining terrorism — Palestine — Some conclusions about Palestine — A terrible conclusion about Palestinian terrorism — Understanding, endorsing, inciting 9/11 — 9/11 and a troubling question — Iraq — Iraq conclusions, killing innocents — 7/7 and the importance of horror — 7/7 and who are the enemies of this terrorism? — Our societies and the war on terror — Uncertainty and the effect of not judging — Postscript on anti-semitism.
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