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Description - After the Terror by Ted Honderich

This philosophical and moral reflection describes two worlds - ours of good lives and another of bad lives - and questions our complicity in allowing the bad lives to happen. With what morality are we to think of this? And of September 11th, and about our counter-attack, and what to do now? "After the Terror" is not moral philosophy detached from reality. It enquires into the "natural fact" of morality and the worked-out moralities of philosophers. It reaches to the moral core of our lives. Ted Honderich asks why the events of September 11th were wrong and what terrorism tells us about ourselves and our obligations. He does not respect the moral confidence of our leaders and others. He defends a morality of humanity that requires us to think about our lives, and to act up against our democratic governments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748616671
ISBN-10: 0748616675
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 148mm x 22mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 6-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ted Honderich

Ted Honderich is Grote Professor Emeritus of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of Bath.

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