11.30.07 Katchadourian the morality of terrorism

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Katchadourian “The Morality of Terrorism” Do the final three types of terrorism pass the conditions for a just war?
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From Last time 3 types of terrorism (1) Principle of necessity (2) Principle of discrimination (3) Principle of proportionality (4) A just cause (5) Respect for the negative right to life Predatory terrorism fails (4)
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Do any of the types of terrorism pass? (2) Retaliatory terrorism - Terrorism aimed at revenge - Obviously fails the just cause condition Revenge is not self-defense Killing your lover because s/he cheated on you is not the same thing as you killing your lover because s/he is trying to kill you because you cheated on him/her. Does this sound right? - What if the intention is (a) revenge AND (b) to show that they shouldn't mess with us. (maybe then retaliatory terrorism is JUST revenge motivated?)
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Do any of the types of terrorism pass? Political Terrorism - Terrorism aimed at political ends - Fails the just cause condition Taking over political power, just for the power, is not done out of self-defense. -
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PHI 2630 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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