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Unformatted text preview: Can terrorism be justified? By burleigh taylor wilkins Rough overview Ok, theirs basically two arguments 1. complacenty in the deed 2. terrorism as self defense therefore 3. terrorism justified Probably the most important division in moral philosophy is between consequentialists who believe that [the end justifies the means], and deontologists who deny this is so, at least in cases where the action in question would involve the violation of rights of an individual or individuals. Dealing with objections It seems to me plain enough that if there were good reasons to believe that terrorism would contribute some ideal end state then the consequentialists would be hard pressed to reject terrorism The deontologists case against terrorism can be stated fairly simply: terrorism involves the violation of the rights of persons who may be harmed or killed..moreover the persons who are, or Defining terrorism One important point..not every act that terrifies is to be counted as an act of terrorism. I cannot consider the rapist(which has a point not of changing social or political policy, which I see as an essential act of terrorism) or that of Hiroshima and Nagasaki(..seem for all the terror they involve more an act of war..) Can I punch him mommy? One thing that makes terrorism of interest is that it compels us to ask when, if ever, it is morally justifiable to do violence to another person. It is generally agreed that it is justifiable[in self-defense] It is also agreed, though less generally, that even violence against innocent persons can be justified in the name of self-defense, in cases where a hostage is Qs time...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 101 taught by Professor Simonoswitch during the Spring '10 term at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

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