Self-Defense, Resistance, and Suicide: The Taliban Women

F. M. Kamm

in The Moral Target

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199897520
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199950249 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Ethics Series

Self-Defense, Resistance, and Suicide: The Taliban Women

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This chapter discusses what may be permissibly done to resist oppression by people (Taliban women) whose lives are drastically limited on pain of death for opposition. It considers what third parties may do to help and how this can allow a just cause for war. This chapter also addresses the question of how one should deal with the greatest evils and injustices of their time.

Keywords: oppression; Taliban women; opposition; just cause; greatest evils

Chapter.  6324 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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