Morality of War Classical and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 0131487701
ISBN-13: 9780131487703
Edition: 2006
List price: $106.13
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Book details

List price: $106.13
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Incredibly interesting and timely, this is the only collection of its kind on the market today: it provides both the most significant historical writings on the morality of war as well as the best contemporary theoretical writings and concrete discussions of wars in the last five years.Many voices are presented, including those from Islam, covering such issues as self-defense, preemptive war, torture, pacifism, and terrorism, making it relevant to todayrsquo;s readers.An excellent study of the ethics of war for anyone interested in how the ideals of war developed and how they continue to shape the world as we know it.

Historical Origins
The Just War Theory
Cicero,On Duties
Seneca,On Mercy
Tertullian, ldquo;The Soldierrsquo;s Chaplet.rdquo;
Augustine,The City of God
Averroes (Ibn Rushd), ldquo;Jihad.rdquo;
Thomas Aquinas,Summa Theologica
B. The Natural Law of Nations
Francisco Vitoria,On the Law of War
Alberico Gentili,The Law of War
Francisco Suarez, ldquo;On War.rdquo;
Hugo Grotius,On the Law of War and Peace
Thomas Hobbes,Leviathan
Samuel Pufendorf,On the Law of Nature and Nations
The Moralists vs. The Realists
Emer de Vattel,The Law of Nations or the Principles of Natural Law
Immanuel Kant, ldquo;Perpetual Peace.rdquo;
Carl von Clausewitz,On the Art of War
Henry David Thoreau, ldquo;On the Duty of Civil Disobedience.rdquo;
Contemporary Moral Foundations
Pacifism and the Credibility of the Just War Tradition
William James, ldquo;The Moral Equivalent of War.rdquo;
Jan Narveson, ldquo;Pacifism: A Philosophical Analysis.rdquo;
Stanley Hauerwas, ldquo;Pacifism: Some Philosophical Considerations.rdquo;
Robert Holmes, ldquo;Can War Be Morally Justified? The Just War Theory.rdquo;
John Yoder,When War is Unjust: Being Honest in Just War Thinking
The Doctrine of Double Effect
Joseph Boyle, ldquo;Toward Understanding the Principle of Double Effect.rdquo;
Warren Quinn, ldquo;Actions, Intentions, and Consequences: The Doctrine of Double Effect.rdquo;
Jonathan Bennett, ldquo;Morality and Consequences.rdquo;
Michael Walzer, ldquo;Double Effect and Double Intentionsrdquo; fromJust and Unjust Wars
Absolutists and Consequentialists
G.E.M. Anscombe, ldquo;War and Murder.rdquo;
George Mavrodes, ldquo;Conventions and the Morality of War.rdquo;
Thomas Nagel, ldquo;War and Massacre.rdquo; <P style="MARGIN: 0i

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