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The morality of war : classical and contemporary readings

Author: Larry May; Eric Rovie; Steve Viner
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Education, ©2006.
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"Larry May, Eric Rovie, and Steve Viner have compiled a compelling new anthology on ethical questions of war. Drawing from both classic and contemporary sources, the authors lay the groundwork for understanding the morality of war from philosophical, religious, and legal perspectives - each of which is necessary and vital to understanding the historical debates on justice and war, and for interpreting current  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry May; Eric Rovie; Steve Viner
ISBN: 0131487701 9780131487703
OCLC Number: 56798901
Description: xiv, 463 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Historical origins. A. The just war theory. On duties / Cicero --
On mercy / Seneca --
"The soldier's chaplet" / Tertullian --
The city of God / Augustine --
" Jihad" / Averroes (ibn Rushd) --
Summa theologica / Thomas Aquinas --
B. The natural law of nations. On the law of war / Francisco de Vitoria --
The law of war / Alberico Gentili --
" On war" / Francisco Suarez --
The law of war and peace / Hugo Grotius --
Leviathan / Thomas Hobbes --
On the law of nature and nations / Samuel Pufendorf --
C. The moralists vs. the realists. The law of nations or the principles of natural law / Emer de Vattel --
" Perpetual peace" / Immanuel Kant --
On the art of war / Carl von Clausewitz --
" On the duty of civil disobedience" / Henry David Thoreau --
pt. 2. Contemporary moral foundations. A. Pacifism and the credibility of the just war tradition. "The moral equivalent of war" / William James --
" Pacifism: a philosophical analysis" / Jan Narveson --
" Pacifism: some philosophical considerations" / Stanley Hauerwas --
When war is unjust: being honest in just-war thinking / John Howard Yoder --
B. The doctrine of double effect." Toward understanding the principle of double effect" / Joseph M. Boyle, jr. --
"Actions, intentions, and consequences: the doctrine of double effect" / Warren S. Quinn --
" Morality and consequences" / Jonathan Bennett --
" Double effect and double consequences" / Michael Walzer --
C. Abolitionists and consequentialists." War and murder" / G.E.M. Anscombe --
" Conventions on the morality of war" / George I. Mavrodes --
" War and massacre" / Thomas Nagel --
" Utilitarianism and the rules of war" / Richard B. Brandt --
D. Self-defense. Just and unjust wars / Michael Walzer --
War and self-defense / David Rodin --
" Just war and human rights" / David Luban --
" Justification or excuse: saving soldiers at the expense of civilians" / Paul Woodruff --
pt. 3. Recent applications. A. Terrorism." Terrorism: a critique of excuses" / Michael Walzer --
" Understanding terrorism" / Robert Fullinwider --
" Can terrorism be justified?" / Andrew Valls --
" Just war doctrine and the military response to terrorism" / Joseph Boyle --
B. Humanitarian intervention and the just war." The romance of the nation-state" / David Luban --
"The liberal case for humanitarian intervention" / Fernando Teson --
" Humanitarian interventions: some doubts" / Burleigh Wilkins --
" From Jus ad Bellum to Jus ad Pacem: rethinking just-war criteria for the use of military force for humanitarian ends" / George R. Lucas, Jr. --
C. Recent armed conflicts." Is this war [in Kosovo] good? An ethical commentary" / Georg Meggle --
" Iraq: the shifting sands of preemptive self-defense" / Miriam Sapiro --
"The perils of preemptive war" / William Galston --
"The war on terrorism and the end of human rights" / David Luban --
D. After war." Can I be blamed for obeying orders?" / R.M. Hare --
" Superior orders, duress, and moral perception" / Larry May --
" Collective responsibility, 'moral luck, ' and reconciliation" / David Cooper --
" Moral ambition within and beyond political constraints: reflections on restorative justice" / Elizabeth Kiss.
Responsibility: Larry May, Eric Rovie, and Steve Viner.
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"Larry May, Eric Rovie, and Steve Viner have compiled a compelling new anthology on ethical questions of war. Drawing from both classic and contemporary sources, the authors lay the groundwork for understanding the morality of war from philosophical, religious, and legal perspectives - each of which is necessary and vital to understanding the historical debates on justice and war, and for interpreting current debates on war in the 21st century."--BOOK JACKET.

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