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The Resource Freedom and terror : reason and unreason in politics, Abraham Kaplan and Gabriel Weimann

Freedom and terror : reason and unreason in politics, Abraham Kaplan and Gabriel Weimann

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Freedom and terror : reason and unreason in politics
Title
Freedom and terror
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reason and unreason in politics
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Abraham Kaplan and Gabriel Weimann
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Language
eng
Summary
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 dimensions 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
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1918-1993
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Kaplan, Abraham
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1950-
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Weimann, Gabriel
Series statement
Contemporary terrorism studies
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  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Freedom
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Freedom and terror : reason and unreason in politics, Abraham Kaplan and Gabriel Weimann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-186)and index
Contents
The age of madness -- Knowledge and political action -- Politics, law and behavioral sciences -- Historical interpretation -- The politics of protest -- The ethics of terror -- The psychodynamics of terror -- The theater of terror : modern terrorism and the mass media -- Moral responsibilities and political realities -- The ethics of power -- The politics of prejudice -- In defense of freedom -- The limits of reason
Control code
ocn657223789
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 189 p.
Isbn
9780415605984
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010033207
Other physical details
port.
System control number
(OCoLC)657223789
Label
Freedom and terror : reason and unreason in politics, Abraham Kaplan and Gabriel Weimann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-186)and index
Contents
The age of madness -- Knowledge and political action -- Politics, law and behavioral sciences -- Historical interpretation -- The politics of protest -- The ethics of terror -- The psychodynamics of terror -- The theater of terror : modern terrorism and the mass media -- Moral responsibilities and political realities -- The ethics of power -- The politics of prejudice -- In defense of freedom -- The limits of reason
Control code
ocn657223789
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 189 p.
Isbn
9780415605984
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010033207
Other physical details
port.
System control number
(OCoLC)657223789

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