The Morality of Defensive Force by Jonathan Quong

The Morality of Defensive Force
  • Title : The Morality of Defensive Force
  • Author : Jonathan Quong
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198851103
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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When is it morally permissible to engage in self-defense or the defense of others? Jonathan Quong defends a variety of novel ideas in this book about the morality of defensive force, providing an original philosophical account of the central moral principles that should regulate its use. We cannot understand the morality of defensive force, he reasons, until we ask and answer deeper questions about how the use of defensive force fits with a more general account of justice and moral rights. In developing this stance, Quong presents new views on liability, proportionality, and necessity. He argues that self-defense can sometimes be justified on the basis of an agent-relative prerogative to give greater weight to one's own life and interests, contrary to the dominant view in the literature. Additionally Quong develops a novel conception of individual rights against harm. Unlike some, who believe that our rights against harm are fact-relative, he argues that our rights against being harmed by others must, in certain respects, be sensitive to the evidence that others can reasonably be expected to possess. The book concludes with Quong's extended defense of the means principle, a principle that prohibits harmfully using other persons' bodies or other rightful property unless those persons are duty bound to permit this use or have otherwise waived their claims against such use.


Congressional Record by United States. Congress

Congressional Record
  • Title : Congressional Record
  • Author : United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


How We Fight by Helen Frowe,Gerald Lang

How We Fight
  • Title : How We Fight
  • Author : Helen Frowe,Gerald Lang
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199673438
  • Pages : 196
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  • Language : English
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How We Fight: Ethics in War contains ten groundbreaking essays by some of the leading philosophers of war. The essays offer new perspectives on key debates including pacifism, punitive justifications for war, the distribution of risk between combatants and non-combatants, the structure of 'just war theory', and bases of individual liability in war.


The Concise Encyclopedia of Ethics in Politics and the Media by Ruth Chadwick,Ruth F. Chadwick

The Concise Encyclopedia of Ethics in Politics and the Media
  • Title : The Concise Encyclopedia of Ethics in Politics and the Media
  • Author : Ruth Chadwick,Ruth F. Chadwick
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  • Pages : 335
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  • Language : English
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With "spin" often playing an exaggerated role in politics, it is sometimes difficult to understand legal and judicial issues apart from their presentations by the media. This collection of articles combines discussions of ethical issues within and about the news and entertainment industries with descriptions of similar issues in politics. In general, the volume explores the theme of freedom versus responsibility. It can therefore serve as a resource for the person interested in theories of justice and discrimination as well as the depiction of minorities in the media. It's that ability to separate one from the other, and then to think analytically about the specific question at issue, that lies at the heart of Ethics. The book includes 30 articles previously published in the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics and three new articles, commissioned especially for this volume. Over half of the previously published articles include updated facts and bibliographic citations. New articles include "Media Ethics, Overview", "War Reporting," and "Privacy vs. Public Right to Know."


Ethics in America Study Guide by Lisa H. Newton

Ethics in America Study Guide
  • Title : Ethics in America Study Guide
  • Author : Lisa H. Newton
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 290
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  • Language : English
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Text/Study Guide that links detailed discussions of ethical concepts with an analysis of the programs in the "Ethics in America" television course. See listing for ethics in America study guide under "text" section.


Ethics in International Relations by Mervyn Frost,Frost Mervyn

Ethics in International Relations
  • Title : Ethics in International Relations
  • Author : Mervyn Frost,Frost Mervyn
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521555302
  • Pages : 251
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  • Language : English
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Mervyn Frost argues that ethics is accorded a marginal position within the study of international relations and evaluates those ethical theories which do exist within the discipline.


World Peace and How We Can Achieve It by Alex J. Bellamy

World Peace and How We Can Achieve It
  • Title : World Peace and How We Can Achieve It
  • Author : Alex J. Bellamy
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198833520
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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For as long as there has been war, there have been demands for its elimination. The quest for world peace has excited and eluded political leaders, philosophers, religious elders, activists, and artists for millennia. With war on the rise once again, we rarely reflect nowadays on what world peace might look like; much less on how it might be achieved. World Peace aims to change all that and show that world peace is possible. Because the motives, rationales, and impulses that give rise to war - the quest for survival, enrichment, solidarity, and glory - are now better satisfied through peaceful means, war is an increasingly anachronistic practice, more likely to impoverish and harm us humans than satisfy and protect us. This book shows that we already have many of the institutions and practices needed to make peace possible and sets out an agenda for building world peace. In the immediate term, it shows how steps to strengthen compliance with international law, improve collective action such as international peacekeeping and peacebuilding, better regulate the flow of arms, and hold individuals legally accountable for acts of aggression or atrocity crimes can make our world more peaceful. It also shows how in the long term, building strong and legitimate states that protect the rights and secure the livelihoods of their people, gender equal societies, and protecting the right of individuals to opt-out of wars has the potential to establish and sustain world peace. But it will only happen, if individuals organize to make it happen.


International Ethics in the Nuclear Age by Robert John Myers

International Ethics in the Nuclear Age
  • Title : International Ethics in the Nuclear Age
  • Author : Robert John Myers
  • Publisher : University Press of Amer
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  • Pages : 369
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  • Language : English
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Social Ethics in the Making by Gary Dorrien

Social Ethics in the Making
  • Title : Social Ethics in the Making
  • Author : Gary Dorrien
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1444393790
  • Pages : 752
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  • Language : English
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In the early 1880s, proponents of what came to be called “the social gospel” founded what is now known as social ethics. This ambitious and magisterial book describes the tradition of social ethics: one that began with the distinctly modern idea that Christianity has a social-ethical mission to transform the structures of society in the direction of social justice. Charts the story of social ethics - the idea that Christianity has a social-ethical mission to transform society - from its roots in the nineteenth century through to the present day Discusses and analyzes how different traditions of social ethics evolved in the realms of the academy, church, and general public Looks at the wide variety of individuals who have been prominent exponents of social ethics from academics and self-styled “public intellectuals” through to pastors and activists Set to become the definitive reference guide to the history and development of social ethics Recipient of a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 award


Current Literature by N.A

Current Literature
  • Title : Current Literature
  • Author : N.A
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The ethics of war: an essay, republ. from the Westm. review by Francis William Newman

The ethics of war: an essay, republ. from the Westm. review
  • Title : The ethics of war: an essay, republ. from the Westm. review
  • Author : Francis William Newman
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The Ethics of War: an Essay, Republished ... from the Westminster Review, of April, 1860 by Francis William Newman

The Ethics of War: an Essay, Republished ... from the Westminster Review, of April, 1860
  • Title : The Ethics of War: an Essay, Republished ... from the Westminster Review, of April, 1860
  • Author : Francis William Newman
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Rethinking Ethics in the Midst of Violence by Linda A. Bell

Rethinking Ethics in the Midst of Violence
  • Title : Rethinking Ethics in the Midst of Violence
  • Author : Linda A. Bell
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 9780847678457
  • Pages : 296
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  • Language : English
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Selected by Choice as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1995. Moving beyond the traditional feminist ethics of care, Linda A. Bell places an existentialist conception of liberation at the heart of ethics and argues that only an ethics of freedom sufficiently allows for feminist critique and opposition to a status quo imbued with violence. She offers a critique of Aristotelian, utilitarian, and Kantian ethics, analyzing each approach from feminist perspectives and showing how each fails women and others who resist oppression.


The Open Court by N.A

The Open Court
  • Title : The Open Court
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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Morality in the Modern World by Lawrence LeRoy Habermehl

Morality in the Modern World
  • Title : Morality in the Modern World
  • Author : Lawrence LeRoy Habermehl
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  • Pages : 458
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  • Language : English
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Beyond Just War by David K. Chan

Beyond Just War
  • Title : Beyond Just War
  • Author : David K. Chan
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 1137263423
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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Are today's wars different from earlier wars? Or do we need a different ethics for old and new wars alike? Unlike most books on the morality of war, this book rejects the 'just war' tradition, proposing a virtue ethics of war to take its place. Like torture, war cannot be justified. David Chan asks and answers the question: 'If war is a very great evil, would a leader with courage, justice, compassion, and all the other moral virtues ever choose to fight a war?' A 'philosophy of co-existence' is proposed which is much more restrictive than just war theory but not pacifist. War can be correctly chosen by a virtuous leader only in rare 'supreme emergencies' when faced with enemies as evil as Hitler. This virtue ethics approach to war is used to find new answers to difficult issues such as humanitarian intervention, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.


Current Opinion by Edward Jewitt Wheeler,Frank Crane

Current Opinion
  • Title : Current Opinion
  • Author : Edward Jewitt Wheeler,Frank Crane
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Understanding Attitudes About War by Gregory G. Brunk,Donald Secrest,Howard Tamashiro

Understanding Attitudes About War
  • Title : Understanding Attitudes About War
  • Author : Gregory G. Brunk,Donald Secrest,Howard Tamashiro
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  • Pages : 237
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  • Language : English
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Choice 1997 Outstanding Academic Book Why have some traditional cold warriors opposed involvement in Iraq and the former Yugoslavia, while many vocal critics of the Vietnam war supported the use of U.S. forces in Somalia, Haiti, and the Balkans? What do these debates tell us about American attitudes toward the use of military force to achieve foreign policy goals? The authors examine the ethical and moral underpinnings of U.S. international relations by exploring the attitudes of decision makers and foreign policy elites toward war. Their unique contribution is to bring together the various doctrines in the literature and to characterize them using behavioral methodologies, in an attempt to bring normative questions back into the mainstream of political science.


The Army's Professional Military Ethic in an Era of Persistent Conflict by Don M. Snider,Paul Oh,Kevin Toner

The Army's Professional Military Ethic in an Era of Persistent Conflict
  • Title : The Army's Professional Military Ethic in an Era of Persistent Conflict
  • Author : Don M. Snider,Paul Oh,Kevin Toner
  • Publisher : Strategic Studies Institute
  • ISBN Code : 1584874104
  • Pages : 31
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  • Language : English
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"This essay offers a proposal for the missing constructs and language with which we can more precisely think about and examine the Army's Professional Military Ethic, starting with its macro context which is the profession's culture. We examine three major long-term influences on that culture and its core ethos, thus describing how they evolve over time. We contend that in the present era of persistent conflict, we are witnessing dynamic changes within these three influences. In order to analyze these changes, we introduce a more detailed framework which divides the Ethic into its legal and moral components, then divide each of these into their institutional and individual manifestations. Turning from description to analysis, we also examine to what extent, if any, recent doctrinal adaptations by the Army (FM 3-0, 3-24, and 6-22, etc.) indicate true evolution in the essential nature of the profession's Ethic. Then, we present what we believe to be the most significant ethical challenge facing the Army profession -- the moral development of Army leaders, moving them from 'values to virtues' in order that they, as Army professionals, can consistently achieve the high quality of moral character necessary to apply effectively and, in a trustworthy manner, their renowned military-technical competencies."--P. x


Why We Fight by William John Bennett

Why We Fight
  • Title : Why We Fight
  • Author : William John Bennett
  • Publisher : Bantam Dell Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code : 9780385506809
  • Pages : 170
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  • Language : English
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Examines how the events of September 11 unified most Americans and analyzes how a small number of intellectuals, writers, members of the media, and academics questioned the U.S. response to the attacks and America's own culpability.


Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics: A-D by Chadwick

Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics: A-D
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics: A-D
  • Author : Chadwick
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780122270666
  • Pages : 858
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  • Language : English
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Applied ethics, a subdiscipline of philosophy, lends itself to an encyclopedia format because of the many industries and intellectual fields that it encompasses. The Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics is based on twelve major categories, such as Biomedical Ethics and Environmental Ethics. Religious traditions that embody normative beliefs, as well as classical theories of ethics, are explored in a non-judgmental manner. Each of the twelve categories is divided into discrete areas that are covered by 5,000-6,000 word articles. Each of the 281 articles begins with a definition of the subject and includes a table of contents, glossary of key terms, and bibliography. Second- and third- level headings, boxes, sidebars, and the like emphasize the reference-oriented nature of the material. The four volumes are arranged in an A-Z format, with a complete subject index at the end of the last volume. Articles are written by international experts, arranged alphabetically by title, not by subject, and cross-referenced so the reader can locate relevant information in other articles.


Ethics in Crisis by Dr David Clough

Ethics in Crisis
  • Title : Ethics in Crisis
  • Author : Dr David Clough
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1409477088
  • Pages : 164
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Ethics in Crisis offers a constructive proposal for the shape of contemporary Christian ethics drawing on a new and persuasive interpretation of the ethics of Karl Barth. David Clough argues that Karl Barth’s ethical thought remained defined by the theology of crisis that he set out in his 1922 commentary on Romans, and that his ethics must therefore be understood dialectically, caught in an unresolved tension between what theology must and cannot be. Showing that this understanding of Barth is a resource for contemporary constructive accounts of Christian ethics, Clough points to a way beyond the idolatry of ethical absolutism on the one hand, and the apostasy of ethical postmodernism on the other.


Ethics Education in the Military by Nigel de Lee,Mr Don Carrick,Professor Paul Robinson

Ethics Education in the Military
  • Title : Ethics Education in the Military
  • Author : Nigel de Lee,Mr Don Carrick,Professor Paul Robinson
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1409498638
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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With formal ethics education programmes being a rarity in most countries' armed forces, there is a growing importance for servicemen to undergo additional military ethics training. But how do we ensure that soldiers learn the right lessons from it? Furthermore, how can we achieve a uniformity of approach? The current lack of uniformity about what constitutes ethical behaviour and how troops should be educated in it is potentially a cause for serious alarm. This book advances knowledge and understanding of the issues associated with this subject by bringing together experts from around the world to analyze the content, mode of instruction, theoretical underpinnings, and the effect of cultural and national differences within current ethics programmes. It also explores whether such programmes are best run by military officers, chaplains or academic philosophers, and reflects whether it is feasible to develop common principles and approaches for the armed forces of all Western countries. This is an invaluable volume for military academies and staff colleges to enhance understanding of a matter which requires much further thought and which is becoming a vital force in influencing outcomes on the battlefields of the twenty-first century. The book will primarily be of interest to military officers and others directly involved in ethics education in the military, as well as to philosophers and students of military affairs.


The Ethics of War and Peace by Helen Frowe

The Ethics of War and Peace
  • Title : The Ethics of War and Peace
  • Author : Helen Frowe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317370600
  • Pages : 280
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  • Language : English
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The Ethics of War and Peace is a lively introduction to one of the oldest but still most relevant ethical debates. Focusing on the philosophical questions surrounding the ethics of modern war, Helen Frowe presents contemporary just war theory in a stimulating and accessible way. This 2nd edition includes new material on weapons and technology, and humanitarian intervention, in addition to: theories of self-defence and national defence jus ad bellum, jus in bello and jus post bellum the moral status of combatants the principle of non-combatant immunity and the nature of terrorism and the moral status of terrorists. Each chapter uses examples and concludes with a summary, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading to aid student engagement, learning and revision. The glossary has been expanded to cover the full range of relevant terminology. This is the ideal textbook for students of philosophy and politics approaching this important area for the first time.


The Christian Century by N.A

The Christian Century
  • Title : The Christian Century
  • Author : N.A
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The Herald of Peace and International Arbitration by N.A

The Herald of Peace and International Arbitration
  • Title : The Herald of Peace and International Arbitration
  • Author : N.A
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The Ethics of War and Peace by Helen Frowe

The Ethics of War and Peace
  • Title : The Ethics of War and Peace
  • Author : Helen Frowe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136666753
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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When is it right to go to war? When is a war illegal? What are the rules of engagement? What should happen when a war is over? How should we view terrorism? The Ethics of War and Peace is a fresh and contemporary introduction to one of the oldest but still most relevant ethical debates. It introduces students to contemporary Just War Theory in a stimulating and engaging way, perfect for those approaching the topic for the first time. Helen Frowe explains the core issues in Just War Theory, and chapter by chapter examines the recent and ongoing philosophical? debates on: theories of self defence and national defence Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello, and Jus post Bellum the moral status of combatants the principle of non-combatant immunity the nature of terrorism and the moral status of terrorists. Each chapter concludes with a useful summary, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading, to aid student learning and revision. The Ethics of War and Peace is the ideal textbook for students studying philosophy, politics and international relations.


The Survey by N.A

The Survey
  • Title : The Survey
  • Author : N.A
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Media Ethics by Matthew Kieran

Media Ethics
  • Title : Media Ethics
  • Author : Matthew Kieran
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780415168373
  • Pages : 195
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  • Language : English
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The contributors debate pressing ethical and moral questions for the media, and examine basic notions such as truth, virtue, privacy, rights, offence, harm and freedom which are used in answering them. They also look at impartiality and objectivity.


Ethics and Global Politics by April L. Morgan,Lucinda J. Peach,Colette Mazzucelli

Ethics and Global Politics
  • Title : Ethics and Global Politics
  • Author : April L. Morgan,Lucinda J. Peach,Colette Mazzucelli
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Using a participatory approach to teaching ethics in global politics, this book compiles classroom-tested exercises for use in courses related to world affairs.


Introductory Readings in Ethics by William K. Frankena,John T. Granrose

Introductory Readings in Ethics
  • Title : Introductory Readings in Ethics
  • Author : William K. Frankena,John T. Granrose
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 504
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  • Language : English
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Right and Reason by Austin Fagothey

Right and Reason
  • Title : Right and Reason
  • Author : Austin Fagothey
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  • Pages : 504
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Padre E.C. Crosse & "The Devonshire Epitaph" by David Roberts MacDonald

Padre E.C. Crosse &
  • Title : Padre E.C. Crosse & "The Devonshire Epitaph"
  • Author : David Roberts MacDonald
  • Publisher : Lirio Corporation
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 100
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  • Language : English
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"This work uncovers the war diaries of British Army Chaplain E.C. Crosse who was assigned to the 8th & 9th Devonshire Regiments at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. It offers new insights into the history of the period and highlights some antecedents to today's Just War Dialogue. It includes previously unpublished photographs from the Somme"--Provided by publisher.


Ethical Issues by Terrence Reynolds

Ethical Issues
  • Title : Ethical Issues
  • Author : Terrence Reynolds
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 489
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  • Language : English
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This book is the rare contemporary moral problems anthology that privileges depth over breadth. Containing readings on moral theory and practice from a collection of today's most important thinkers and drawing on philosophical and religious perspectives, it offers important, divergent viewpoints on some of today's most hotly contested issues. An introductory chapter on moral theory lays the foundation for subsequent in-depth explorations of sexual ethics, abortion, the conduct of war, euthanasia and suicide, environmental ethics, capital punishment, and human cloning.


Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War by Fritz Allhoff,Nicholas G. Evans,Adam Henschke

Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War
  • Title : Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War
  • Author : Fritz Allhoff,Nicholas G. Evans,Adam Henschke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1136261001
  • Pages : 418
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  • Language : English
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This new Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of contemporary extensions and alternatives to the just war tradition in the field of the ethics of war. The modern history of just war has typically assumed the primacy of four particular elements: jus ad bellum, jus in bello, the state actor, and the solider. This book will put these four elements under close scrutiny, and will explore how they fare given the following challenges: • What role do the traditional elements of jus ad bellum and jus in bello—and the constituent principles that follow from this distinction—play in modern warfare? Do they adequately account for a normative theory of war? • What is the role of the state in warfare? Is it or should it be the primary actor in just war theory? • Can a just war be understood simply as a response to territorial aggression between state actors, or should other actions be accommodated under legitimate recourse to armed conflict? • Is the idea of combatant qua state-employed soldier a valid ethical characterization of actors in modern warfare? • What role does the technological backdrop of modern warfare play in understanding and realizing just war theories? Over the course of three key sections, the contributors examine these challenges to the just war tradition in a way that invigorates existing discussions and generates new debate on topical and prospective issues in just war theory. This book will be of great interest to students of just war theory, war and ethics, peace and conflict studies, philosophy and security studies.


The Just War by Paul Ramsey

The Just War
  • Title : The Just War
  • Author : Paul Ramsey
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 9780742522329
  • Pages : 554
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  • Language : English
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With a new foreword by noted theologian and ethicist Stanley Hauerwas, this classic text on war and the ethics of modern statecraft written at the height of the Vietnam era in 1968 speaks to a new generation of readers. Characterized by a sophisticated yet back-to-basics approach, The Just War begins with the assumption that force is a fact in political life which must either be reckoned with or succumbed to. It then grapples with modern challenges to traditional moral principles of "just conduct" in war, the "morality of deterrence," and a "just war theory of statecraft."


Kantian Thinking about Military Ethics by Professor J Carl Ficarrotta

Kantian Thinking about Military Ethics
  • Title : Kantian Thinking about Military Ethics
  • Author : Professor J Carl Ficarrotta
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1409499618
  • Pages : 146
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  • Language : English
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Kantian-inspired approaches to ethics are a hugely important part of the philosophical landscape in the 21st century, yet the lion's share of the work done in service of these approaches has been at the theoretical level. Moreover, when we survey writing in which Kantian-inspired thinkers address practical ethical problems, we do not often enough find sustained attention being paid to issues in military ethics. This collection presents a sampling of how an ethicist who takes Kantian commitments seriously addresses controversial questions in the profession of arms. It examines some of the less frequently studied topics within military ethics such as women in combat, military careerism, homosexuality, teaching bad ethics, immoral wars, collateral damage and just war theory. Presenting philosophical thinking in an easy to understand style, the volume has much to offer to a military audience.


Alexander the Great: Lessons in Strategy by David J. Lonsdale

Alexander the Great: Lessons in Strategy
  • Title : Alexander the Great: Lessons in Strategy
  • Author : David J. Lonsdale
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134244835
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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This book offers a strategic analysis of one of the most outstanding military careers in history, identifying the most pertinent strategic lessons from the campaigns of Alexander the Great. David Lonsdale argues that since the core principles of strategy are eternal, the study and analysis of historical examples have value to the modern theorist and practitioner. Furthermore, as strategy is so complex and challenging, the remarkable career of Alexander provides the ideal opportunity to understand best practice in strategy, as he achieved outstanding and continuous success across the spectrum of warfare, in a variety of circumstances and environments. This book presents the thirteen most pertinent lessons that can be learned from his campaigns, dividing them into three categories: grand strategy, military operations, and use of force. Each of these categories provides lessons pertinent to the modern strategic environment. Ultimately, however, the book argues that the dominant factor in his success was Alexander himself, and that it was his own characteristics as a strategist that allowed him to overcome the complexities of strategy and achieve his expansive goals.


Killer Robots by Dr Armin Krishnan

Killer Robots
  • Title : Killer Robots
  • Author : Dr Armin Krishnan
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 140949912X
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Military robots and other, potentially autonomous robotic systems such as unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) could soon be introduced to the battlefield. Look further into the future and we may see autonomous micro- and nanorobots armed and deployed in swarms of thousands or even millions. This growing automation of warfare may come to represent a major discontinuity in the history of warfare: humans will first be removed from the battlefield and may one day even be largely excluded from the decision cycle in future high-tech and high-speed robotic warfare. Although the current technological issues will no doubt be overcome, the greatest obstacles to automated weapons on the battlefield are likely to be legal and ethical concerns. Armin Krishnan explores the technological, legal and ethical issues connected to combat robotics, examining both the opportunities and limitations of autonomous weapons. He also proposes solutions to the future regulation of military robotics through international law.


Ethics Education for Irregular Warfare by Mr Don Carrick,Professor James Connelly,Professor Paul Robinson

Ethics Education for Irregular Warfare
  • Title : Ethics Education for Irregular Warfare
  • Author : Mr Don Carrick,Professor James Connelly,Professor Paul Robinson
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1409499103
  • Pages : 184
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Following on from Ethics Education in the Military (eds. Paul Robinson, Nigel de Lee and Don Carrick: Ashgate 2008) which surveyed and critically analyzed the existing theory and practice of educating soldiers, sailors and airmen in the ethics of 'old fashioned' warfaring, this volume considers the extent to which such theory and practice is adequate to prepare members of the military to meet the more complex ethical challenges faced when engaging in irregular warfare in the 21st century. In recent years, events in Iraq and Afghanistan have highlighted the requirement that Western military personnel, drawn from the armed forces of many different countries, should behave in an ethical manner at all times. The contributors to this volume come from various disciplinary backgrounds, several are serving or former military officers and most are actively engaged in ethics education. The volume advances theoretical understanding of different approaches to ethics education and provides practical conclusions.