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War by agreement : a contractarian ethics of war

Author: Yitzhak Benbaji; Daniel Statman
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.
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"War by Agreement presents a new theory on the ethics of war. It shows that wars can be morally justified at both the ad bellum level (the political decision to go to war) and the in bello level (its actual conduct by the military) by accepting a contractarian account of the rules governing war. According to this account, the rules of war are anchored in a mutually beneficial and fair agreement between the relevant  Read more...
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Benbaji, Yitzhak.
War by Agreement : A Contractarian Ethics of War.
Oxford : Oxford University Press USA - OSO, ©2019
(OCoLC)1102973680
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yitzhak Benbaji; Daniel Statman
ISBN: 9780192582072 0192582070 9780192582089 0192582089
OCLC Number: 1120695446
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents: Preface1: Introduction2: Foundations of a Non-Individualist Morality3: A Contractarian Account of the Crime of Aggression4: The Aims of Just Wars and Jus Ex Bello5: Contractarianism and the Moral Equality of Combatants6: Contractarianism and the Moral Equality of Civilians7: When the Agreement Collapses8: Concluding Remarks
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Yitzhak Benbaji and Daniel Statman present a new theory on the ethics of war which shows that wars can be morally justified at both the ad bellum level (the political decision to go to war) and the  Read more...

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