Synopses & Reviews
Since 9/11, we need to better understand the terrorism we face and reflect upon how we should best respond to it. Edited by James P. Sterba, this collection of new essays on terrorism and international justice focuses on three central questions: What is the nature and rhetoric of terrorism? Who are the terrorists and why do they hate? and What is a morally justified response to terrorism? Prominent philosophers and political thinkers--including Shannon E. French, Tomis Kapitan, Noam Chomsky, David B. Burrell, Robert L. Phillips, Zayn Kassam, Louis P. Pojman, Daniele Archibugi, Iris Marion Young, Claudia Card, Richard W. Miller, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Sterba himself--provide diverse perspectives on these and other related questions. The first post-9/11 collection of primarily philosophical articles on this topic, Terrorism and International Justice is ideal for courses in moral problems and ethics, social and political philosophy, war and terrorism, international relations and foreign policy, and peace studies. It will also interest anyone who wants to delve more deeply into the philosophical issues of the post-9/11 world.
In this timely collection of thoughtful and provocative essays, a diverse group of prominent philosophers and political scientists discuss critical issues such as the nature and definition of terrorism.
Table of Contents
PART I. What Is the Nature and Rhetoric of Terrorism?
1. Murderers, Not Warriors: The Moral Distinction Between Terrorists and Legitimate Fighters in Asymmetric Conflicts, Shannon E. French
2. The Terrorism of "Terrorism", Tomis Kapitan
PART II. Who Are the Terrorists, and Why Do They Hate?
3. Terror and Just Response, Noam Chomsky
4. Narratives Competing for Our Souls, David B. Burrell
5. The War Against Pluralism, Robert L. Phillips
6. Can a Muslim Be a Terrorist?, Zayn Kassam
PART III. What Is a Morally Justified Response to Terrorism?
7. The Moral Response to Terrorism and Cosmopolitanism, Louis P. Pojman
8. Envisioning a Global Rule of Law, Daniele Archibugi and Iris Marion Young
9. Making War on Terrorism in Response to 9/11, Claudia Card
10. Terrorism, War, and Empire, Richard W. Miller
11. Terrorism and International Justice, James P. Sterba
12. Compassion and Terror, Martha C. Nussbaum