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A delicate balance : what philosophy can tell us about terrorism, Trudy Govier

Label
A delicate balance : what philosophy can tell us about terrorism
Title
A delicate balance
Title remainder
what philosophy can tell us about terrorism
Statement of responsibility
Trudy Govier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Did the world change on September 11, 2001? For those who live outside of New York or Washington, life's familiar pace persists and families and jobs resume their routines. Yet everything seems different because of the dramatic disturbance to our sense of what our world means and how we exist within it. In A Delicate Balance, philosopher Trudy Govier writes that it is because our feelings and attitudes have altered so fundamentally that our world has changed." "Govier believes that there are ethical challenges we cannot ignore. From Plato and Aristotle on courage, to Kant on revenge, to twentieth century philosopher John Rawls's views on justice, Govier mines the world of philosophy to reflect on terrorism. Govier argues that moral complexities such as victimhood, evil, power, and revenge, if properly understood, can provide a basis for hope - not despair. Govier walks the reader through this shift, challenging us to construct a new sense of the world and our place within it."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Govier, Trudy
Dewey number
172/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1459.5
LC item number
.G68 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Terrorism
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Terrorism
  • Violence
Label
A delicate balance : what philosophy can tell us about terrorism, Trudy Govier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Responsibility
  • Kindness
  • Courage
  • Perspective
  • Life
  • Vindication
  • Hope
  • Vulnerability
  • Victims
  • Evil
  • Hatred
  • Revenge
  • Power
  • Justice
  • Violence
Control code
49558613
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 176 pages
Isbn
9780813365855
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002004932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A delicate balance : what philosophy can tell us about terrorism, Trudy Govier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Responsibility
  • Kindness
  • Courage
  • Perspective
  • Life
  • Vindication
  • Hope
  • Vulnerability
  • Victims
  • Evil
  • Hatred
  • Revenge
  • Power
  • Justice
  • Violence
Control code
49558613
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 176 pages
Isbn
9780813365855
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002004932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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