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War And Morality

Author : Michael Cavanagh
ISBN : 9780786490837
Genre : History
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"While every war is horrific and reflects the worst kind of human failure on all sides, reality indicates that, in an imperfect world, war will always exist. The challenge remains for national leaders and ordinary citizens to make every effort to wage war in a moral manner"--Provided by publisher.

Ethics And War

Author : Steven P. Lee
ISBN : 9780521898836
Genre : Philosophy
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An account of war ethics sensitive to the historical just war theory, informed by the contemporary concerns of war.

Ethics And International Politics

Author : Luigi Bonanate
ISBN : 1570030766
Genre : Political Science
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In this study of an issue that has moved to the forefront of international relations, Luigi Bonanate challenges the realist argument that relations between states are essentially amoral and governed exclusively by considerations of power and self-interest. He argues instead for the possibility of a moral theory of international life and, in doing so, lays a foundation for making moral assessments of international politics.

Ethics And The Laws Of War

Author : Antony Lamb
ISBN : 9781136255427
Genre : History
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This book is an examination of the permissions, prohibitions and obligations found in just war theory, and the moral grounds for laws concerning war. Pronouncing an action or course of actions to be prohibited, permitted or obligatory by just war theory does not thereby establish the moral grounds of that prohibition, permission or obligation; nor does such a pronouncement have sufficient persuasive force to govern actions in the public arena. So what are the moral grounds of laws concerning war, and what ought these laws to be? Adopting the distinction between jus ad bellum and jus in bello, the author argues that rules governing conduct in war can be morally grounded in a form of rule-consequentialism of negative duties. Looking towards the public rules, the book argues for a new interpretation of existing laws, and in some cases the implementation of completely new laws. These include recognising rights of encompassing groups to necessary self-defence; recognising a duty to rescue; and considering all persons neither in uniform nor bearing arms as civilians and therefore fully immune from attack, thus ruling out ‘targeted’ or ‘named’ killings. This book will be of much interest to students of just war theory, ethics of war, international law, peace and conflict studies, and Security Studies/IR in general.

Taking Rights Seriously

Author : Ronald Dworkin
ISBN : 9781780938332
Genre : Philosophy
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A landmark work of political and legal philosophy, Ronald Dworkin's Taking Rights Seriously was acclaimed as a major work on its first publication in 1977 and remains profoundly influential in the 21st century. A forceful statement of liberal principles - championing the legal, moral and political rights of the individual against the state - Dworkin demolishes prevailing utilitarian and legal-positivist approaches to jurisprudence. Developing his own theory of adjudication, he applies this to controversial public issues, from civil disobedience to positive discrimination. Elegantly written and cuttingly insightful, Taking Rights Seriously is one of the most important works of public thought of the last fifty years.

Lectures On The Principles Of Political Obligation

Author : Thomas Hill Green
ISBN : 9781443800877
Genre : Philosophy
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The present work is Thomas Hill Green’s account of his conception of ‘the common good’ and its importance in determining a set of criteria that will give us the means to evaluate the conduct of political establishments. The principles of political obligation are all founded on this attractive idea of a common good, and Green is able to apply his principles to a wide range of matters from land law to personal freedom. How well the book succeeds in convincing the reader that a common good ought to act as a basis for evaluating the role of political establishments may be unclear. But there can be little doubt that the work is one of the most important contributions to political philosophy made by any English philosopher, and almost certainly the single most important contribution made by any British idealist. The book has attracted philosophers, sociologists, politologists and others since the day of its appearance, and continues to fuel lively debate today.

The Ashgate Research Companion To Military Ethics

Author : James Turner Johnson
ISBN : 9781317042617
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This Companion provides scholars and graduates, serving and retired military professionals, members of the diplomatic and policy communities concerned with security affairs and legal professionals who deal with military law and with international law on armed conflicts, with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of current research in the area of military ethics. Topics in this volume reflect both perennial and pressing contemporary issues in the ethics of the use of military force and are written by established professionals and respected commentators. Subjects are organized by three major perspectives on the use of military force: the decision whether to use military force in a given context, the matter of right conduct in the use of such force, and ethical responsibilities beyond the end of an armed conflict. Treatment of issues in each of these sections takes account of both present-day moral challenges and new approaches to these and the historical tradition of just war. Military ethics, as it has developed, has been a particularly Western concern and this volume reflects that reality. However, in a globalized world, awareness of similarities and differences between Western approaches and those of other major cultures is essential. For this reason the volume concludes with chapters on ethics and war in the Islamic, Chinese, and Indian traditions, with the aim of integrating reflection on these approaches into the broad consideration of military ethics provided by this volume.

Is There A Duty To Obey The Law

Author : Christopher Wellman
ISBN : 0521830974
Genre : Law
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Discusses whether there is a duty to obey the law and the state.

Just War Theory

Author : Thom Brooks
ISBN : 9789004228504
Genre : Political Science
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Just War Theory raises some of the most pressing and important philosophical issues of our day. This book brings together some of the most important essays in this area written by leading scholars and offering significant contributions to how we understand just war theory.

Ethics And Humanity

Author : N. Ann Davis
ISBN : 9780195325195
Genre : Philosophy
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This work pays tribute to Jonathan Glover, a pioneering figure whose thought and personal influence have had a significant impact on applied philosophy. The papers collected here address topics to which Glover has contributed.

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