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Is Political Violence Ever Justified? (Forum for European Philosophy public discussion)

1 December 2015, 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Forum for European Philosophy public discussion

Does political violence ever achieve its long-term goals or does it simply perpetuate violence? Are some types of political violence more rational, ethical, or justifiable than others? Is there always a clear line between resistance and political violence? In an era in which international relations have been transformed by globalization and new technologies, and terrorism has become the paradigm of political violence, do we need new ways of understanding and classifying political violence in the 21st century?

Howard Caygill is Professor of Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London.

Maeve Cooke is Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin.

Kim Hutchings is Professor of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London.

Chair: Danielle Sands is a Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.

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1 December 2015
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
London School of Economics
London, WC2A 3LJ United Kingdom
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