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Philosophers Speak Out about
War, Terrorism, and Peace

In the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, philosophers around the country and across the world are writing about issues of war, terrorism, and peace. This page is a clearning house for posting those pieces or links to articles, op-ed pieces, etc. by moral and political philosophers. I've added a couple short pieces of my own to get things started.

If you have something that you would like to see posted, please send it to Larry Hinman.

Additional Resources

Ahmad, Eqbal "Terrorism, Theirs & Ours" Alternative Radio
Arawi, Thalia The Good Will . . . for Evil
Bottorff, Dean L.

Ethics and the Emergence of World Trade

Cook, Martin

Ethical Issues in Counterterrorism Warfare

Elliott, Deni Global Journalism and the Myth of the Nation-State
Greetham, Bryan

War, Terrorism, and Peace

Hester, D. Micah "Faith AS Work:  Religious Experience IN Human Endeavors"
Hinman, Lawrence M.

A Vision of Peace

The Rhetoric of Evil

McClean, David E. An American Conundrum
McGregor, Joan Justice will be done
Moody-Adams, M. M.

Reconciling Righteousness and Humility

Mason, Richard O.

The Moral Challenge to Today’s Leadership

Morris, Christopher W.

A Crime or an Act of War?

Morris, Tom

Some Thoughts on Terror, Tragedy, and Ultimate Triumph

Perry, David L.

"Killing in the Name of God: The Problem of Holy War"

Scherer, Don

What Peacemakers Can Do

Energy and the Quest for Peace

Shue, Henry Not Contributing to Terrorism
Simpson, Peter

The War on Terrorism: its Moral Justification and Limits