On Terrorism

Paris, Beruit and Baghdad... (and France's "symbolic" response) November 2015
Paris, January 2015

On the Charlie Hebdo attack and other pieces published prior to the November 2015 Paris attacks:
Post 9/11 material:
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Keener, William. "Philosophical Bibliography on Terrorism." Concerned Philosophers for Peace Newsletter: Special Double Issue on Assessing War Against Iraq and Terrorism. Vol. 22, No. 1 & 2. Spring & Fall 2002. ISSN 1062-9114.
This topical bibliography cites selected philosophical sources on terrorism published in English. Recent popular and online sources are also included, as well as political, religious, military, and historical sources that address philosophical issues related to terrorism. The bibliography is subdivided into four main sections: defining terrorism; causes of terrorism; justifications and objections to terrorism; preventing and responding to terrorism...

The goal has been to organize a wide range of texts that would be useful to philosophers...

Defining Terrorism

Causes of Terrorism

Justifying & Objecting to Terrorism

Preventing & Responding to Terrorism

Military Responses

Just War Theory and the Critiques of Military Responses

Non-Military Responses


Deaths as a result of the US reaction to 9/11:
  • Wikipedia: "Various scientific surveys of Iraqi deaths resulting from the first four years of the Iraq War estimated that between 151,000 to over one million Iraqis died as a result of conflict during this time. A later study, published in 2011, estimated that approximately 500,000 Iraqis had died as a result of the conflict since the invasion."
  • Wikipedia: "During the war in Afghanistan (2001–present), over 26,000 civilian deaths due to war-related violence have been documented; 29,900 civilians have been wounded. Over 91,000 Afghans, including civilians, soldiers and militants, are recorded to have been killed in the conflict, and the number who have died through indirect causes related to the war may include an additional 360,000 people. These numbers do not include those who have died in Pakistan."
For scientific perspectives on terrorism, see: Scientific American: Combating Terrorism with Science.

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