- ISBN 9780826497932 / 0826497934
- Title Israel, Palestine and Terror
- Author Stephen Law
- Category Social & Political Philosophy
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2008
- Pages 226
- Publisher Continuum
- Imprint Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
- Language English
- Dimensions 130mm x 30mm x 201mm
An extraordinary collection of essays on a hugely topical subject from a team of leading philosophers from around the world.
This is an extraordinary collection of essays on a hugely topical subject from a team of leading philosophers from around the world.This extraordinary book brings together the thoughts of 15 leading philosophers on one of the most important political and cultural crises of our time.Many Westerners are beginning to realize the extent to which terrorism and the Israel/Palestine conflict - and the ways in which we handle them - are likely to be determining factors in shaping the West of the future.This short and accessible book introduces the key issues from a philosophical perspective. Introduced by Stephen Law, “Israel, Palestine and Terror” presents a powerful, provocative and engaging overview. The team of contributors includes such leading figures as Noam Chomsky and Ted Honderich.“Israel, Palestine and Terror” provides an indispensable guide to the key ideas and arguments surrounding what is likely to become a defining conflict of this century.
'This is a brilliant, timely and important philosophical debate about the meaning and legitimacy of terrorism in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine against the background of history.' Tony Benn
Stephen Law is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College, London and editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Journal, THINK. He is the author of several highly successful introductions to philosophy, including The Philosophy Files (Orion, 2000) and The Philosophy Gym (Headline, 2003).