War And Morality

Author: Michael Cavanagh
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786490837
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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.

How Do I Save My Honor

Author: William F. Felice
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742566668
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How Do I Save My Honor? is a powerful exploration of individual moral responsibility in a time of war. When individuals conclude that their leaders have violated fundamental ethical principles, what are they to do? Through the compelling personal stories of those in the U.S. and British government and military who struggled with these thorny issues during the war in Iraq, William F. Felice analyzes the degrees of moral responsibility that public officials, soldiers, and private citizens bear for the actions of their governments. Examining the struggles of these contemporary men and women, as well as of historical figures facing similar dilemmas, the author weighs the profound difficulties of overcoming the intense pressures of misguided loyalty, patriotism, and groupthink that predominate during war.

Ethics And War

Author: Steven P. Lee
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521898838
Size: 65.56 MB
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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
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570030765
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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.

Moral Agency And The Politics Of Responsibility

Author: Cornelia Ulbert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351781863
Size: 36.22 MB
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At a time when globalization has side-lined many of the traditional, state-based addressees of legal accountability, it is not clear yet how blame is allocated and contested in the new, highly differentiated, multi-actor governance arrangements of the global economy and world society. Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility investigates how actors in complex governance arrangements assign responsibilities to order the world and negotiate who is responsible for what and how. The book asks how moral duties can be defined beyond the territorial and legal confines of the nation-state; and how obligations and accountability mechanisms for a post-national world, in which responsibility remains vague, ambiguous and contested, can be established. Using an empirical as well as a theoretical perspective, the book explores ontological framings of complexity emphasizing emergence and non-linearity, which challenge classic liberal notions of responsibility and moral agency based on the autonomous subject. Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility is perfect for scholars from International Relations, Politics, Philosophy and Political Economy with an interest in the topical and increasingly popular topics of moral agency and complexity.

The Morality Of Defensive War

Author: Cécile Fabre
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191505315
Size: 58.26 MB
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Most of us take it for granted that wars in defence of one's political community are the quintessential just wars. Indeed, while in recent years philosophers have subjected all of our other assumptions about just war theory to radical revision, this principle has emerged largely unscathed. But what underpins the morality of defensive war? In this book, leading moral and political philosophers both show the profoundly challenging nature of that question, and advance novel answers to it. The first part exposes the deep tension between the individualist foundations of much contemporary philosophy and plausible conclusions about the morality of defensive war. The second part offers an individualist attempt to resolve that tension, while the third seeks to justify defensive war by appeal to more collectivist values.

Is There A Duty To Obey The Law

Author: Christopher Wellman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521830973
Size: 77.66 MB
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Discusses whether there is a duty to obey the law and the state.

Duties Beyond Borders

Author: Stanley Hoffmann
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815601685
Size: 78.65 MB
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World Poverty And Human Rights

Author: Thomas W. Pogge
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745641431
Size: 26.47 MB
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Thomas Pogge tries to explain how most of the population of this planet can excuse world poverty. A mere one or two % of the wealth of the richer nations could help in eradicating much of the poverty but there's a slim chance of that happening.

Just War Theory

Author: Thom Brooks
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004228500
Size: 38.63 MB
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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.