publications by Laurie Calhoun








Book Chapters and Essays Reprinted in Books:

  • The Phenomenology of Paid Killing,” reprinted in Criminal Psychology, a four-volume set in the SAGE Benchmarks in Psychology series, edited by David Canter, SAGE Publications, August 2014, 307–322. First published in International Journal of Human Rights, Volume 6, no. 1, 2002, 1–18.
  • The Terrorist’s Tacit Message,” published in 2012, 2009, 2005, and 2003—the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th editions of Contemporary Moral Problems, edited by James E. White, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company. Also reprinted by Wadsworth as part of an independently bound supplement (in 2012, 2008, 2005, and 2003), War and Terrorism. First published in Peace Review, Volume 14, no. 1, 2002, 85-95.
  • The Paradox of Love and the Paradox of Morality: Triangular Reflections in Carol Reed’s The Third Man,” in Das integrale und das gebrochene Ganze, edited by Yvanka B. Raynova and Susanne Moser. Peter Lang Publishers, 2005, 305–315.
  • An Ethical Basis for Human Security and Its Implications for Peace-building,” in Conflict and Human Security: A Search for New Approaches of Peace-building, IPSHU English Research Report Series No. 19, eds. H. Shinoda and H. Jeong, Hiroshima: Institute for Peace Science, 2004, 271–308. Japanese language version, Tokyo: Kokusai Shoin, 2005, 275–290.

Selected Essays:

  • “Totalitarian Tendencies in Drone Strikes by States,” in Drones and State Terror, a Special Issue of Critical Studies on Terrorism, forthcoming in 2017.
  • Drone Killing and the Disastrous Doctrine of Double Effect,” Peace Review, 2015, 27(4), 440–447.

  • The Limits of Lethality,” Peace Review, 2014, 26(1), 94–101.

  • Drone Dread,” New Politics, 2013, XIV(3): 139–145.

  • Human Rights or Just War?Peace Review, 24(2), 2012, 163–170.

  • The Silencing of Soldiers,” Independent Review, 16(2), 2011, 247–270.

  • Neither Masks nor Gloves,” New Politics XIII/3(51), 2011, 72–78.

  • The End of Military Virtue,” Peace Review, 23(3), 2011, 377–386.

  • Review essay: War is Not Over When It’s Over: Women Speak Out from the Ruins of War, by Ann Jones. New York: Metropolitan Books. 2010. In the Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, 21(2), 2011, 95–100.

  • Political Philosophers on War: Arguments inside the ‘Just War’ Box,” Independent Review, 15(3), 2011, 447–461.

  • Review essay: Humanitarianism in Question: Politics, Power, Ethics. Eds. Michael Barnett and Thomas G. Weiss. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. 2008. In the Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, 21(1), 2011, 87–91.

  • The Last King of Scotland,” review of the 2006 film by Kevin Macdonald, Transition 102, 2009, 156–7.

  • Yesterday,” review of the 2004 film by Darrell James Roodt, Transition 101, 2009, 78.

  • Black Gold,” review of the 2006 film by Marc Francis and Nick Francis, Transition 99, 2008, 71–72.

  • La Haine,” review of the 1995 film by Matthieu Kassovitz, Transition 98, 2008, 66.

  • The Debt,” translation of Marcel Zang’s (French) short story, “La dette,” Transition 99, 2008, 74–79.

  • Memory, History, Forgetting,” translation of Ayo Coly’s (French) essay on the film Indigènes, Transition 98, 2008, 150–153.

  • The Enemies of Democracy,” International Journal on World Peace, XXIV(2), 2007, 63–83.

  • Who’s Afraid of the ICC?” New Politics, XI/3(43), 2007, 106–112.

  • We Are Good, and They Are Evil,” Peace Review, 19(3), 2007, 237–245.

  • All About Darfur,” review of the 2005 film by Taghreed Elsanhouri, Transition 97, 2007, 16–17.

  • The Irrevocable Consequences of Cruelty,” Archipelago, Volume 11, 2007.
  • Feminism is a Humanism,” American Philosophical Association Newsletters, Volume 5, no. 2, 2005, 10–13.
  • When the Smoke Clears: Regarding The Fog of War,” Left Curve 29, 2005, 44–48.
  • Everything you never wanted to know,” Review essay on Carl Boggs, ed., Masters of War: Militarism and Blowback in the Age of American Empire (2003), New Politics 39, 2005, 78–84.
  • [Recent Revolutions and Returns in Writing on Rape] Review of Brison, S., Aftermath (2000) and Cahill, A., Rethinking Rape (2001), American Philosophical Association Newsletters, Volume 3, no. 2, 2004, 122–123.
  • At What Price Repentance? Reflections on Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange,” Journal of Thought, Volume 36, no. 1, 2001, 17–34.
  • Relativism, Egoism and Reality,” Diálogos, Volume XXXVI, no. 77, 2001, 97–116.
  • Problems of Explanation for Metaethical Relativists,” Diálogos, Volume XXXIII, no. 71, 1998, 121–130.
  • The Strange Case of Pluto and the Power of Persuasive Interpretation,” Éthica, Volume 9, no. 2, 1997, 118–126.
  • Scientistic Confusion and Metaethical Relativism,” Éthica, Volume 7, no. 2, 1995, 53–72.
  • La Valeur Intrinsèque,” Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale (99), 1994, 245–255. (Note: this is a French translation of Gilbert Harman’s paper “Intrinsic Value.”)
  • Continental Divide: Problems with the Homogenization of Philosophy,” Nassau Review, April 16, 1992.


Novels and Metafiction (forthcoming):

  • You Can Leave
  • The Tyrant’s Secret
  • The New Art of War
  • Laminated Souls

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