Professor Marilyn Friedman
Ethical Issues in Political Violence and State Sovereignty
Marilyn Friedman is currently working on a project on female terrorists: the various meanings, motivations, and degree of moral responsibility involved when terrorists are women. She is also working on an account of what is normatively required to hold someone morally responsible for their behavior, but an account that focuses on features of those who hold responsible rather than of those who are held responsible. These features involve attempting to understand the perspective of the accused, features that are especially important when holding someone responsible for disputed political crimes such as terrorism. Friedman’s most recent authored book, Autonomy, Gender, Politics (Oxford, 2003), defends the importance of personal autonomy for women. The book devotes special attention to problems of domestic violence and women’s apparent rights violations in some cultural minority communities within liberal societies.
Fields of special interest
- Female Terrorists
- Women's Rights
- Cultural Diversity
Women and Citizenship (Edited). New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Autonomy, Gender, Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.