War, Terror & Torture

October 31, 2011by

In this lecture we examine the moral justifications for war, terrorism, and the use of torture.

War, Terror & Torture

Here are two talks on the wars in Iraq and Afganistan addressing the people and circumstances of war today, and a report on the post bellum ethics of reconciliation.

Scenes from The War Tapes

Time to End the War in Afghanistan?

Rwandan Reconciliation

The aftermath of the genocidal war in Rwanda from 1994 provides one of the most powerful images in modern times of post war reconciliation between enemies. Falling under the jus post bellum category of “discrimination,” this is a good example of justice after war in the form of reconciliation rather than punishment for wrongs.

Watch Rwandan Reconciliation on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly.

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Extras


PW Singer on The Future of War

The Axis of Evil Comedy Tour experiments with using humor to combat violence.

The 9/11 Commission Report
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Our War: 10 Years in Afghanistan


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Terrorism


Inside a School for Suicide Bombers

Torture


Here is a brief set of interviews from Michael Sandel’s BBC documentary, “Justice: A Citizen’s Guide to the 21st Century” on the difference between utilitarian and deontological views on torture.

Race & Terrorism


And here’s a bit of moral philosophical comedy from Dave Chappelle.

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