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Morality and war : can war be just in the twenty-first century?

Author: David Fisher
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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David Fisher explores how just war thinking can and should be developed to provide such guidance. Morality and War examines philosophical challenges to just war thinking, including those posed by moral scepticism and relativism. It explores the nature and grounds of moral reasoning, the relation between public and private morality, and how just war teaching needs to be refashioned to provide practical guidance not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fisher, David, 1947-
Morality and war.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
(OCoLC)669754013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Fisher
ISBN: 9780191616679 0191616672
OCLC Number: 743805306
Awards: Winner of Political Studies Association W.J.M. Mackenzie Book Prize 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 303 pages)
Contents: Part one: Morality. War without morality --
Whose justice? Which rationality? --
Virtues and consequences --
The just war tradition --
Is non-combatant immunity absolute? --
Virtues --
Virtuous consequentialism --
Part Two: War. The protean nature of war --
Extreme times, extreme measures --
Gulf wars --
Humanitarian intervention --
Making war just.
Responsibility: David Fisher.
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