Philosophy 299:  Philosophy of War and Terrorism
 
 


Syllabus

Readings

    --Thucydides, Book 5, 84-116 in The Peloponnesian War
    --Machiavelli, Chpts. I-VIII, XIV-XVII in The Prince
    --Hobbes, Chpts. 6, 11, 13, 17 in Leviathan
    --Clausewitz, Chpts. 1 and 2 in On War
    --Nagel, "War and Massacre" (or in html here)
    --McMahan, "The Ethics of Killing in War"
    --Narveson, "Pacifism:  A Philosophical Analysis" in Ethics
             (Click JSTOR Link and follow links to the July, 1965 issue, pg. 259.)

    --Coady, "Terrorism, Morality, and Supreme Emergency" in Ethics
             (follow one of the links to the July, 2004 issue, p.772.)
   
    --McPherson, "Is Terrorism Distinctively Wrong?" in Ethics
             (follow one of the links to the April, 2007 issue, p. 524)

    --Shue, "Torture" in Philosophy and Public Affairs
             (follow one of the links to the Winter 1978 issue, p. 124)

    --Sussman, "What's Wrong with Torture?" in Philosophy and Public Affairs
             (follow one of the links to the January 2005 issue, p. 1)
         
Essay Assignments