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11-07-2022 | Quassim Cassam replies to two reviews of his latest book Extremism: A Philosophical Analysis (2021)

Replies to Elizabeth Frazer and Daniel Gordon

Author: Quassim Cassam

Published in: Society | Issue 4/2022

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I thank Elizabeth Frazer and Daniel Gordon for their generous and insightful responses to my book (Cassam 2022). Gordon focuses on my methodology and my account of methods extremism. His concerns about my account of the latter are well taken but less serious than he believes. Frazer asks whether my analysis of extremism could, and perhaps should, be framed as a debunking project. This is a good question to which I will respond after reacting to Gordon’s discussion. …
Footnotes
1
Shklar 1984. There is, of course, much more to be said about this, but not here.
 
2
See Peels’ contribution to a forthcoming symposium on my book in the journal Critical Studies on Terrorism.
 
3
These references are to section numbers rather than page numbers of Anscombe’s translation of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations.
 
4
See Wittgenstein 1978: p. 71 and the surrounding discussion.
 
5
On the connection between extremism and taking a political idea to its limits, see Scruton 2007: p. 237.
 
Literature
go back to reference Cassam, Q. (2022), Extremism: A philosophical analysis (London: Routledge). Cassam, Q. (2022), Extremism: A philosophical analysis (London: Routledge).
go back to reference HM Government (2018) CONTEST: The United Kingdom’s Strategy for Countering Terrorism (Her Majesty’s Stationery Office). HM Government (2018) CONTEST: The United Kingdom’s Strategy for Countering Terrorism (Her Majesty’s Stationery Office).
go back to reference Kitcher, P. (1982), ‘How Kant almost wrote “Two Dogmas of Empiricism” (and why he didn’t)’, in J. N. Mohanty & R. W. Shahan (eds.) Essays on Kant’s critique of pure reason (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press): 217-49. Kitcher, P. (1982), ‘How Kant almost wrote “Two Dogmas of Empiricism” (and why he didn’t)’, in J. N. Mohanty & R. W. Shahan (eds.) Essays on Kant’s critique of pure reason (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press): 217-49.
go back to reference Scruton, R. (2007), The Palgrave Macmillan dictionary of political thought (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). CrossRef Scruton, R. (2007), The Palgrave Macmillan dictionary of political thought (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan). CrossRef
go back to reference Shklar, J. N. (1984), Ordinary vices (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press). Shklar, J. N. (1984), Ordinary vices (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press).
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Title
Replies to Elizabeth Frazer and Daniel Gordon
Author
Quassim Cassam
Publication date
11-07-2022
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Society / Issue 4/2022
Print ISSN: 0147-2011
Electronic ISSN: 1936-4725
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-022-00741-9

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