After the Terror

 

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After the Terror


by Ted Honderich (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780748616671

 

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A philosophical reflection on morality and terrorism by one of the most remarkable thinkers of our day.



He defends a morality of humanity that requires us to think about our lives, and to act up against our democratic governments. Features:
*A serious work of philosophy that looks at the moral issues in the aftermath of September 11th
*Written by a famous philosopher who is widely published
*A courageous, sceptical book that asks tough questions and makes us think about our values
*Written with passion, conviction and honesty


 

ISBN 748616675
ISBN13 9780748616671
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 06/08/2002
Pages 160
Weight (grammes) 434
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 210
Width (mm) 148

CHAPTER ONE: GOOD LIVES, BAD LIVES
Living Longer
Other Great Goods
Half-Lives and Under-Fives
Necessary Inquiry
Less than Half-Lives, and a Reason
Reassuring Ourselves
Quarter-Lives
Larger Numbers
Great Goods Again?
More Reassurance?
Not an Omission
CHAPTER TWO: NATURAL AND OTHER MORALITY
Natural Morality
More to Natural Morality, and Its Inescapability
Worked-Out Moralities
Libertarianism
Liberalism
The Principle of Humanity

CHAPTER THREE: DID WE WRONG THEM? DO WE WRONG THEM?
Political Realism
A Morality of Relationship
A General Distinction, and a Mystery
Libertarianism, Liberalism, Humanity Again
Acts and Omissions
Causes and Conditions
Good Intentions
Another Hope, and a Conclusion or Two
CHAPTER FOUR: THE TWIN TOWERS, AND DEMOCRACY
Oneness in Extremity
Definitions of Violence
Terrorism Defined
Why Some Say It Was Wrong
Democracy
Hierarchic Democracy
Why September 11 Was Wrong
CHAPTER FIVE: OUR RESPONSIBILITY, AND WHAT TO DO
Moral Confidence
Our Share in September 11
Capitalism
Our Counter-Attack
What Is To Be Done.