11.28.07 Katchadourian Terrorism

11.28.07 Katchadourian Terrorism - Haig Katchadourian The...

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Haig Katchadourian “The Morality of Terrorism” What is terrorism? - Some common elements of all terrorism - 4 basic kinds of terrorism Terrorism violates principles of just war - Particular focus on moral/religious terrorism Terrorism violates the “negative right to life”
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From last time Goldman on what sex isn't Goldman that sex, in and of itself, is absolutely morally neutral
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Story A Jim is a poor African American. He feels that he has been wronged by American society, that he is subject to a history of rights violations, and that these injustices have resulted in his present poor state. So, he joins the Black Panthers to strike back at his oppressors. In order to draw attention to the plight and suffering of African Americans, he destroys (without any deaths) a U.S. government building. (1) What Jim did was morally wrong. (2) What Jim did was not morally wrong.
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Sai'ed is a poor Palestinian terrorist. He feels that he has been wronged by Israeli society, that he is subject to a history of rights violations, and that these injustices have resulted in his present poor state. So, he joins the PLO to strike back at his oppressors. In order to draw attention to the plight and suffering of Palestinians, he destroys (without any deaths) an Israeli government building. (1) What Sai'ed did was morally wrong.
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