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Beyond just war : a virtue ethics approach

Author: David K Chan
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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Are today's wars different from earlier wars? Or do we need a different ethics for old and new wars alike? Unlike most books on the morality of war, this book rejects the 'just war' tradition, proposing a virtue ethics of war to take its place. Like torture, war cannot be justified. David Chan asks and answers the question: 'If war is a very great evil, would a leader with courage, justice, compassion, and all the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David K Chan
ISBN: 9781137263414 1137263415
OCLC Number: 812506801
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Foreword; C. Card --
Preface --
Introduction: The State of Ethics of War --
The Moral Problem of War --
Just War Reconsidered --
From Rights to Virtues --
War as an Evil --
The Philosophy of Co-Existence --
Theoretical Implications and Challenges --
Practical Implications and Challenges --
Is War Ever Justified?
Responsibility: David K. Chan.
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Unlike most books on the ethics of war, this book rejects the 'just war' tradition, proposing a virtue ethics of war to take its place. Like torture, war cannot be justified. It answers the question:  Read more...

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'David Chan offers a Copernican Revolution in thinking about the ethics of war. He utilizes virtue ethics instead of the traditional deontological and consequentialist approaches to just war theory. Read more...

 
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