5/14: War, Terror and Peace (Socratic Seminar) Answer the following questions for your weekly readings: What are two problems with the juridical sense of justice? What does McGregor mean, “constraint on our violence is necessary for the means to be just.”? Explain the difference between retribution/deterrence and prevention/incapacitation. Why is this an important distinction? Why might governments want to obscure/confuse the understanding of what the definition of a terrorist or an act of terrorism might be? Explain the total identity argument. What does it claim about the responsibility of citizens with tacit support of a dictator? What are the two conditions Michael Waltzer argues must prevail in order to justify resorting to terror? What is one problem with the self-defense argument for resorting to terror? What is the utility argument? What is one problem with defining a war on terror as one of good vs. evil? Do you think that defining a conflict as good vs. evil does not allow for compromises? Why/Why not?
5/15: War, Terror and Peace
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5/17: War, Terror and Peace (Project proposal due)