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Just war in comparative perspective

Author: Paul Robinson
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, England : Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The contributors to this book analyse how the different cultures, religions, and nations of the world justify war, and the limits which these groups place on the conduct of wars. Chapters in the book cover religious and secular perspectives, modern and pre-modern perspectives, and case studies. Together they form a unique and wide-ranging comparative contribution to what is one of the most important ethical debates  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Robinson
ISBN: 0754635872 9780754635871
OCLC Number: 51652817
Description: ix, 233 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Judaism and justice in war / George Wilkes --
Catholicism and the just war tradition: the experience of moral value in warfare / Paul Dearey --
Justifiable war in eastern Orthodox Christianity / Alexander F.C. Webster --
The justification of war in Russian history and philosophy / Paul Robinson --
War, peace and the imperatives of justice in Islamic perspective: what do the 11 September 1001 attacks tell us about Islam and the just war tradition? / John Kelsay --
Buddhism and the justification of war: a case study from Sri Lanka / Elizabeth J. Harris --
Pain but not harm: some classical resources toward a Hindu just war theory / Francis X. Clooney --
Sikhism and just war / Gurharpal Singh --
Inauspicious tools: Chinese thought on the morality of warfare / Thomas M. Kane --
The Arabs, the Byzantine state and the Islamic law of war / Frank R. Trombley --
The rules of war in Sub-Saharan Africa / Alexander Moseley --
Justifying killing: U.S. Army chaplains of World War II / Jenel Virden --
Conflicting normative dimensions of justification: the Gulf War / Brendan Howe --
Just war and the perspective of ethics of care / Rob van den Toorn.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Robinson.

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What, specifically, constitutes a just war? Clearly no intellectual consensus exists on what rules should apply to such moral considerations. This title discusses how such decisions are justified in  Read more...

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