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Beyond just war : a virtue ethics approach

Autor: David K Chan
Editorial: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edición/Formato:   Libro-e : Documento : Inglés (eng)Ver todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Electronic books
Formato físico adicional: Print version:
()1137263407
Tipo de material: Documento, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Recurso en Internet, Archivo de computadora
Todos autores / colaboradores: David K Chan
ISBN: 9781137263414 1137263415
Número OCLC: 812506801
Descripción: 1 online resource.
Contenido: 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?.
Responsabilidad: David K. Chan.

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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 other moral virtues ever choose to fight a war?' A 'philosophy of co-existence' is proposed which is much more restrictive than just war theory but not pacifist. War can be correctly chosen by a virtuous leader only in rare 'supreme emergencies' when faced with enemies as evil as Hitler. This virtue ethics approach to war is used to find new answers to difficult issues such as humanitarian intervention, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

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