Ethics of War Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 1405123788
ISBN-13: 9781405123785
Edition: 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $71.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 754
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

The Ethics of War is an indispensable collection of texts addressing issues both timely and age-old about the nature and ethics of war. Features texts by great thinkers from ancient times through to the present day, among them Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant, Russell and Walzer Includes editorial introductions which situate these texts within their proper historical and philosophical context Examines timely questions such as: When is recourse to arms morally justifiable? What moral constraints should apply to military conduct? How can a lasting peace be achieved? Will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in morality and ethics in war time

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ancient and Early Christian
Thucydides (ca. 460�ca. 400 BC): War and Power
Plato (427��347 BC): Tempering War among the Greeks
Aristotle (384�322 BC): Courage, Slavery, and Citizen Soldiers
Roman Law of War and Peace (7th century BC�1st century AD): Ius Fetiale
Cicero (106���43 BC): Civic Virtue as the Foundation of Peace
Early Church Fathers (2nd�4th century): Pacifism and Defense of the Innocent
Augustine (354�430): Just War in the Service of Peace
Medieval
Medieval Peace Movements (975�1123): Religious Limitations on Warfare
The Crusades (11th�13th century): Christian Holy War
Gratian and the Decretists (12th century): War and Coercion in the Decretum
John of Salisbury (ca. 1120�1180): The Challenge of Tyranny
Raymond of Pe�afort (ca. 1175�1275) & William of Rennes (13th century)
The Conditions of Just War, Self-Defense and their Legal Consequences under Penitential Jurisdiction
Innocent IV (ca. 1180�1254): The Kinds of Violence and the Limits of Holy War
Alexander of Hales (ca. 1185�1245): Virtuous Dispositions in Warfare
Hostiensis (ca. 1200�1271): A Topology of Internal and External War
Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1225�1274): Just War and Sins against Peace
Dante Alighieri: (1265�1321): Peace by Universal Monarchy
Bartolus of Saxoferrato (ca. 1313�1357): Roman War in Christendom
Christine de Pizan (ca. 1364�ca. 1431): War and Chivalry
Rapha�l Fulgosius (1367�1427): Just War Reduced to Public War
Late Scholastic and Reformation
Erasmus of Rotterdam (1466�1536): The Spurious �Right to War�
Cajetan (1468-1534): War and Vindicative Justice
Niccol� Machiavelli (1469�1527): War Is Just to Whom It Is Necessary
Thomas More (ca. 1478-1535): Warfare in Utopia
Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Jean Calvin (1509-1564): Legitimate War in Reformed Christianity
The Radical Reformation: Religious Rationales for Violence and Pacifism (16th Century
Francisco de Vitoria: (ca. 1492�1546): Just War in the Age of Discovery
Luis de Molina (1535�1600): Distinguishing War from Punishment
Francisco Su�rez (1548�1617): Justice, Charity, and War
Alberico Gentili (1552�1608): The Advantages of Preventive War
Johannes Althusius (1557�1638): Defending the Commonwealth
Hugo Grotius (1583�1645): The Theory of Just War Systematized
Modern
Thomas Hobbes (1588�1679): Solving the Problem of Civil War
Baruch Spinoza (1632�1677): The Virtue of Peace
Samuel von Pufendorf (1632�1694): War in an Emerging System of States
John Locke (1632�1704): The Rights of Man and the Limits of Just Warfare
Christian von Wolff (1679�1754): Bilateral Rights of War
Power
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712�1778): Supranational Government and Peace
Emer de Vattel (1714�1767): War in Due Form
Immanuel Kant: (1724�1804): Cosmopolitan Rights, Human Progress, and Perpetual Peace
G.W.F. Hegel (1770�1831): War and the Spirit of the Nation-State
Carl von Clausewitz (1780�1831): Ethics and Military Strategy
Daniel Webster (1782�1852): The Caroline Incident (1837
Francis Lieber (1800�1872): Devising a Military Code of Conduct
John Stuart Mill (1806�1873): Foreign Intervention and National Autonomy
Karl Marx (1818�1883) & Friedrich Engels (1820�1895): War as an
Instrument of Emancipation
20th Century
Woodrow Wilson (1856�1924): The Dream of a League of Nations
Bertrand Russell (1872�1970): Pacifism and Modern War
Hans Kelsen (1881�1973): Bellum Iustum in International Law
Paul Ramsey (1913�1988): Nuclear Weapons and Legitimate Defense
G.E.M. Anscombe (1919�2001): The Moral Recklessness of Pacifism
John Rawls (1921�2002): The Moral Duties of Statesmen
Michael Walzer (b. 1935): Terrorism and Ethics
Thomas Nagel (b. 1937): The Logic of Hostility
James Turner Johnson (b. 1938): Contemporary Just War
National Conference of Catholic Bishops (1983 & 1993): A Presumption against War
Kofi Annan (b. 1938): Toward a New Definition of Sovereignty
Index

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