Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and TortureA Philosophical Analysis$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Fritz Allhoff

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780226014838

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226014821.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 08 May 2021

The Moral Status of Terrorism

The Moral Status of Terrorism

Chapter:
(p.19) 2 The Moral Status of Terrorism
Source:
Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture
Author(s):

Fritz Allhoff

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226014821.003.0002

This chapter delves into and examines the moral status of terrorism unencumbered by any definitional commitments. The previous chapter established an account of terrorism that leaves open the question of whether it could ever be morally permissible. There is, in fact, no moral language in the definition at all. This was one reason not to incorporate notions like “innocents” into the definition as such incorporations bring with them a substantial amount of moral baggage. The chapter addresses questions such as: Is terrorism impermissible? If so, why? Even if it is, can it ever be justified?

Keywords:   moral status, definitional commitments, moral language, innocents, moral baggage

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.