The trouble with terror

Metaphilosophy 38 (5):551-577 (2007)
Abstract
The argument proceeds from a sense of imminent danger; 9/11 and its sequel challenge our deepest pretensions regarding the universality and self-evidence of moral/political conviction. The intransigence of such convictions is now an important source of international conflict and terror. It also signifies that the resolution of the disorder that now confronts the international community requires a transformation in our conception of morality itself. In this regard, philosophy has an important task to address. The discussion explores a radical change in our understanding of just war, the distinction between war and peace, the logic of conflict, and similar topics.
Keywords terror  moral conviction  war  universality  peace  second‐best morality
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2007.00510.x
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