publication . Article . 2003

On immorality of terrorism and war

Čičovački Predrag;
Open Access German
  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: Filozofija i Društvo (issn: 0353-5738, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, Belgrade
The author first analyzes differences and similarities between war and terrorism and then argues that both are deeply immoral. Their differences are far less significant that their similarities, the main one of which consists in the denial of the view that every human life is equally worthy. This denial opens a way for an inhuman and violent treatment of those (enemies, others) who are not as valuable as we are, which characterizes both terrorism and war. Besides having such unacceptable moral implications with regards to the treatment of other human beings, a further common and troubling implication of terrorism and war consists in the fact that dehumanization ...
free text keywords: atrocities, destruction, humanity, killing, morality, rationality, terror, terrorism, violence, war, Philosophy (General), B1-5802
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