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Bamikole, Lawrence
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Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy
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Globalisation and terrorism discourse
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10th Annual Conference of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies
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April 2-4, 2004
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UWI, Mona
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Abstract
Social and political concepts, such as globalization and terrorism have been referred to as essentially contested concepts. This is because such concepts are always value laden and as Popper has suggested, issues of values do not admit scientific adjudication. However, despite the contestability of these concepts, there is usually a way to begin inquiry into them. One way is to select, among the diversity of meanings, the one/ones that are essential and relevant to the project which a particular investigator wants to undertake. What the author wants to do in this paper is not to engage in the act of analysis alone but also to adopt a position by means of which substantive issues can be raised and addressed with respect to the concepts of globalization and terrorism.....
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