The Philosophical Challenge of September 11 / Edition 1

The Philosophical Challenge of September 11 / Edition 1

by Tom Rockmore, Joseph Margolis, Armen T. Marsoobian
     
 

While most people agree that September 11, 2001, witnessed a terribly important series of events, opinions about the meaning of these events diverge sharply. This book searches for sense in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Consisting of fourteen essays written by leading philosophers, most of which have been specially commissioned for this volume, it

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While most people agree that September 11, 2001, witnessed a terribly important series of events, opinions about the meaning of these events diverge sharply. This book searches for sense in the wake of the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Consisting of fourteen essays written by leading philosophers, most of which have been specially commissioned for this volume, it offers a philosophical reflection on the implications of 9/11.

The contributors engage with a broad range of issues associated with the causes and consequences of 9/11, including American imperialism, anti-Americanism, Bush’s ‘War on Terror’, the idea of pre-emptive war, and the role of the media. They consider how 9/11 has altered the terms and categories of philosophical debate, looking at changes in the conception of moral and political reasoning, rationality and responsibility, and the repercussions for justice, human rights and international law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405108935
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/03/2005
Series:
Metaphilosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.

1. Introduction (Tom Rockmore and Joseph Margolis).

2. Iraq, American Empire, and the War on Terrorism (George Leaman).

3. ‘Us’ and ‘Them’: The Politics of American Self-Assertion After 9/11 (Andrew Norris).

4. Misreading Islamist Terrorism: The ‘War Against Terrorism’ and Just-War Theory (Joseph M. Schwartz).

5. Of Power and Compassion (Shibley Telhami).

6. Terror and the Attack on Civil Liberties (Ronald Dworkin).

7. Civilizational Inprisonments (Amartya Sen).

8. The New Political Infamy and the Sacrilege of Feminisim (Drucilla Cornell).

9. Reasons for Conflict: Political Implications of a Definition of Terrorism (Angelica Nuzzo).

10. Losing to Tomorrow: An American Work in Progress (Davis B. Borrow).

11. Preemptive War, Americanism and Anti-Americanism (Domenico Losurdo).

12. On the So-Called War on Terrorism (Tom Rockmore).

13. Terrorism and the New Forms of War (Joseph Margolis).

14. Afterword: The Road from September 11 to Abu Ghraib (Armen T. Marsoobian).

Index.

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