Struggles against injustice: contemporary critical theory and political violence

@article{Oneill2010StrugglesAI,
  title={Struggles against injustice: contemporary critical theory and political violence},
  author={S. O’neill},
  journal={Journal of Global Ethics},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={127 - 139}
}
This article investigates a significant problem in contemporary critical theory, namely its failure to address effectively the possibility that a campaign of political violence may be a legitimate means of fighting grave injustice. Having offered a working definition of ‘political violence’, I argue that critical theory should be focused on experiences of injustice rather than on ideals of justice. I then explore the reasons as to why, save for some intriguing remarks on retrospective… Expand
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