An encyclopedia of war and ethics

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .

Written in English

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  • War -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Encyclopedias,
  • Just war doctrine -- Encyclopedias

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

Statementedited by Donald A. Wells.
ContributionsWells, Donald A. 1917-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB105.W3 E53 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 539 p. ;
Number of Pages539
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL791148M
ISBN 100313291160
LC Control Number95023647

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This is the first encyclopedia that critically surveys the ethics of warmaking from a variety of perspectives. Noted experts raise basic questions about what is just in war, describe the views of historic and contemporary thinkers on ethical matters, survey Format: Hardcover.

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The over entries arranged in alphabetical order cover efforts to curb the havoc of war from medieval to modern times, from accidental war to Zagreb Resolution, different religious perspectives, and more. An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics Edited by DONALD A. WELLS GREENWOOD PRESS West port, Connecticut • London.

HUMAN NATURE AND WAR. Since the beginning of civilization, it is likely that people have wondered if war and social violence are inevitable results ofCited by:   About War and Ethics. The US-led invasion of Iraq in prompted unprecedented public interest in the ethics of war, a debate that has raged furiously in the media, in politics and in the public consciousness ever since.

In this fascinating and informative book, Nicholas Fotion, an expert on the ethics of military action. An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics: Donald A. Wells: Books - Ethics of War Arguments as to the ethics or morality of war are as old as war itself.

In debate, although academics believe war is something that should be avoided wherever possible they recognize that sometimes it is a lesser evil – for example, the Allied forces overthrowing the Nazis during World War II believed Nazism had to be stopped. Selected as a CHOICE Oustanding Title, The Encyclopedia of War covers the history of warfare from ancient times to the present day across the globe.

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Just War Theory. The topic concerning moral restrictions on warfare that go back to some of the earliest recorded works on war. Is anything and thus everything permissible in war. Great empires have carried out savage massacres with no regard to noncombatants or prisoners or whether or not warfare is justified on the grounds of self-defense or divine sanction.

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Drawing on examples from the history of warfare from the crusades to the present day, "The ethics of war" explores the limits and possibilities of the moral regulation of war.

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Size: KB. Introduction to the first edition (pp. ) This is a book about the ethics of war, about war in its moral or normative aspect.¹ The central question that it addresses is how (if at all) moral reasoning might be brought to bear upon the activity of war.

Ethics guide Ethics of War Human beings have been fighting each other since prehistoric times, and people have been discussing the rights and wrongs of it for almost as long. [1] An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics, ed.

[2] The Oxford Handbook of War, ed. The bulk of this handbook is written by and for "leaders and commanders" of the world's present war. Just war theory is a doctrine of military ethics of Roman philosophical and Catholic origin studied by moral theologians, ethicists, and international policy makers, that holds that a conflict can and ought to meet the criteria of philosophical, religious or political justice, provided it follows certain conditions.

Social & Political Philosophy The Ethics of War and Peace—1 I will provide here a couple of summaries of just war theory.

The first is from An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics and the second is an online source from the Stanford Encyclopedia of ardsFile Size: KB. Just War theory - as it was developed by the Catholic theologians of medieval Europe and the jurists of the Renaissance - is a framework for the moral and legal evaluation of armed conflicts.

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Sociologists usually apply the term to such conflicts only if they are initiated and conducted in accordance with socially recognized forms. They treat war as an institution recognized in custom or in law.

The philosophy of war is the area of philosophy devoted to examining issues such as the causes of war, the relationship between war and human nature, and the ethics of war.

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Just War. As widely used, a term referring to any war between states that meets generally accepted international criteria of justification. The concept of just war invokes both political and theological ideology, as it promotes a peaceful resolution and coexistence between states, and the use of force or the invocation of armed conflict only under certain circumstances.

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