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Finding Oneself in the Other$
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G. A. Cohen

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691148809

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691148809.001.0001

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Casting the First Stone: Who can, and Who can’t, Condemn the Terrorists?

Casting the First Stone: Who can, and Who can’t, Condemn the Terrorists?

(p.115) Chapter Six Casting the First Stone: Who can, and Who can’t, Condemn the Terrorists?
Finding Oneself in the Other

G. A. Cohen

, Michael Otsuka
Princeton University Press

This chapter offers a response to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, though it makes no conclusions about it. At the same time the chapter asks who and who cannot have the right to criticize terrorist actions. It first lays out the various aspects of the act of criticism as well as the deflections thereof. It focuses in particular on two forms of deflections—the Tu quoque (“You, too”) argument and the “You're involved in it yourself” challenge. The central claim here is that one consequence of the difference between an expression of moral opinion and a condemnation is that it might be true both that terrorism is to be condemned (moral opinion) and that some particular person is not in a position to condemn it.

Keywords:   tu quoque, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, terrorism, criticism, condemnation, deflection, moral opinion, Zvi Shtauber

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