Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

Freedom and Terror

  • E-Book (epub)
  • 208 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
This book examines reason and unreason in the legal and political responses to terrorism.Terrorism is often perceived as sheer ma... Weiterlesen
E-Books ganz einfach mit der kostenlosen Ex Libris-Reader-App lesen. Hier erhalten Sie Ihren Download-Link.
CHF 51.90
Download steht sofort bereit
Informationen zu E-Books
E-Books eignen sich auch für mobile Geräte (sehen Sie dazu die Anleitungen).
E-Books von Ex Libris sind mit Adobe DRM kopiergeschützt: Erfahren Sie mehr.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.
Bestellung & Lieferung in eine Filiale möglich


This book examines reason and unreason in the legal and political responses to terrorism.Terrorism is often perceived as sheer madness, unreasonable use of extreme violence and senseless, futile political action. These assertions are challenged by this book. Combining 'traditional' thought (by Kaplan) on reason and unreason in terrorism with empirical explorations of post-modern terrorism and its use of communication platforms (by Weimann) the work uses interdisciplinary and cross disciplinary dimensionsa to provide a multidimensional picture of critical issues in current politics and a deeper examination of their implications than previously available.The book looks at various aspects of modern politics, from terrorism to protest, from decision-making to political discourse, applying the perspective of philosophical thought. To do so, political issues and actions are examined by using concepts such as reason, emotions, madness, magic, morality, absolutism, extremism, psychopathology, rationality and others. The analysis is rooted in theories and concepts derived from history, philosophy, religion, art, sociology, psychology, and political science.This book, which was mostly written by the late Abraham Kaplan, an American philosopher, and edited and updated by Gabriel Weimann, will be of much interest to students of political violence/terrorism, philosophy, war and conflict studies and political science in general.


Abraham Kaplan (1918-1993) was a leading American philosopher and author of six books.

Gabriel Weimann is a Professor of Communication at the Department of Communication at Haifa University, Israel, and the School of International Service (SIS) at the American University, Washington, DC.


Introduction. Foreword Carl Cohen 1. The Age of Madness 2. Knowledge and Political Action 3.Politics, Law and Behavioral Sciences 4. Historical Interpretation 5. The Politics of Protest 6. The Ethics of Terror 7. The Psychodynamics of Terror 8. The Theater of Terror: Modern Terrorism and the Mass Media 9. Moral Responsibilities and Political Realities 10. The Ethics of Power 11. The Politics of Prejudice 12. In Defense of Freedom 13. The Limits of Reason


Titel: Freedom and Terror
Untertitel: Reason and Unreason in Politics
EAN: 9781136827686
ISBN: 978-1-136-82768-6
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 208
Veröffentlichung: 07.01.2011
Jahr: 2011
Untertitel: Englisch