There's an old saying -- “One person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.” That suggests the words “terrorism” and “terrorist” are contested terms. Are these words so entangled in rhetoric and polemics that they're useless for objective philosophical discussion?
Imagine discovering that your grandfather was a serial killer. Would you feel guilty about it? Would you be at all tempted to contact the families of his victims? Philosophers have long thought that...
July 13 : What Are Leaders Made of?
There seems to be a paradox in leadership: the qualities of ruthlessness and opportunism necessary...
July 6 : What Is Love?
It may seem doubtful that philosophers have much to tell us about love (beyond their love of wisdom...
June 29 : Anatomy of a Terrorist
Since George W. Bush first declared a "war on terror," the US has been engaged in a global campaign...