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Published in: Society 4/2022

20-06-2022 | Quassim Cassam replies to two reviews of his latest book Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis (2021)

Quassim Cassam: Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis

Routledge, 2021, 454 pp., ISBN: 978-0367343873

Author: Daniel Gordon

Published in: Society | Issue 4/2022

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But though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist, as I continued to think about the matter, I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label . . . the question is not whether we will be extremist, but what kind of extremists we will be. (Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 1963; quoted by Cassam, p. 144)
This is a fascinating book by virtue of the conclusions it does not reach. Disciplined by analytical philosophy, Cassam’s inquiry takes the form of precise questions about the meaning of “extremism” followed by acute deconstructions of virtually all possible answers. …
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Title
Quassim Cassam: Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis
Routledge, 2021, 454 pp., ISBN: 978-0367343873
Author
Daniel Gordon
Publication date
20-06-2022
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Society / Issue 4/2022
Print ISSN: 0147-2011
Electronic ISSN: 1936-4725
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-022-00739-3