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Book review: terrorism: a philosophical enquiry

Phillips, Jacob (2012) Book review: terrorism: a philosophical enquiry. LSE Review of Books (08 Nov 2012). Website.

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Anne Schwenkenbecher examines the most urgent philosophical questions pertaining to the problem of terrorism: What is terrorism, or, how should it be defined? And could terrorism ever be justified? The book questions well established frameworks and widely held convictions: it denies that terrorism is always wrong and morally worse than war. It invites the reader to approach these matters from a new perspective, according to which terrorism is just one of many forms of political violence. Jacob Phillips finds that the book offers genuinely informative insights into the gulf between a proper philosophical understanding of the word terrorism and its popular usage.

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Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 12:54
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:48

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