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Just War Thinking

Morality and Pragmatism in the Struggle Against Contemporary Threats

by Patterson Eric

  • 356 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Lexington Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Political,
  • Philosophy / Political,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Ethics Of War And Conflict,
  • Political Philosophy,
  • Philosophy,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • International relations,
  • Moral and ethical aspects,
  • War

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages146
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10658048M
    ISBN 100739119001
    ISBN 109780739119006

    Book Description: The just war tradition is central to the practice of international relations, in questions of war, peace, and the conduct of war in the contemporary world, but surprisingly few scholars have questioned the authority of the tradition .   [Ted Grimsrud] Though I am strongly committed to pacifism (hence the name of this blog!—here are links to many of my writings on pacifism), I am finding myself more and more intrigued with the just war theory. For one thing, the theory provides our language for thinking about war morally, especially for thinking about specific wars.

      This post is part of a symposium on Jessica Whyte’s essay “The ‘Dangerous Concept of the Just War.’” All contributions to the symposium can be found here.. Jessica Whyte’s essay sets itself the timely and ambitious goal of revealing the hidden history of just war thinking in the late 20 th Century. While several scholars have been pursuing the broader . America and the Just War Tradition examines and evaluates each of America's major wars from a just war perspective. Using moral analysis that is anchored in the just war tradition, the contributors provide careful historical analysis evaluating individual conflicts/5(2).

    The increasingly widespread and energetic engagement with the idea of just war over the last fifty years of thinking on morality and armed conflict—especially in English-speaking countries—presents a striking contrast to the previous several centuries, going back to the early s, in which thinkers addressing moral issues related to war did so without reference to the just war .   In this book, Augustine provides helpful guidance for thinking about what it means to be a Christian in challenging times. But he also sketches out his idea of a just war. He laid out two components to his theory of just war: the first concerned legitimate reasons for going to war, and the second concerned how a state or a military ought to.


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Just War Thinking by Patterson Eric Download PDF EPUB FB2

Eric Patterson's small and eminently readable volume can easily serve as a digestible short introduction to the history and major components of the Just War tradition.

His approach is especially helpful as a result of his concern with the changing nature of conflict in the contemporary environment., ParametersCited by:   'Just War Thinkers is an excellent book. Each of its chapters is devoted to a major just war theorist, starting with Cicero and ending with Jeff : $ When War is Unjust provides a systematic exploration of these questions Just War Thinking book students of ethics, Christian doctrine, and history.

For centuries the just war tradition has been the dominant framework Just War Thinking book Christian thinking about organized conflict. This tradition sets a num4/5. Just War Thinkers provides a big picture look at the development of thinking about the ethics of war by means of a series of smaller pictures—contextualized “snapshots,” as the editors term them—of individuals whose work has contributed to the development of the just war.

Just War Theory has a long history in the western intellectual tradition. Augustine commented on the morality of war from a Christian perspective, as did several Arabic commentators from the 9th to the 12th centuries. But St. Thomas Aquinas provided the most celebrated and still discussed the main outlines of just war theory.

Just War Theory. Just war, notion that the resort to armed force (jus ad bellum) is justified under certain conditions; also, the notion that the use of such force (jus in. The book explores how just‐war thinking needs to be developed to provide such guidance.

Part One examines challenges to just‐war thinking, including those. Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century Daniel R. Brunstetter, Cian O’Driscoll (eds.) This volume offers a set of concise and accessible introductions to the seminal figures in the historical development of the just war tradition.

In what, if any, circumstances are political communities justified in going to war. Thinking about terrorism and just war 5 ‘of sowing fear and hatred to create a climate of terror’ (Kaldor22). The book is short -- a little over pages -- but tries to cover far too much ground in such a short span (like the entire history of the just war tradition).

Because of the length of the book and the breadth of the topic, Yoder ends up caricaturing the just war tradition/5(8). But its adaptation has spurned debate and conversation—a method and means of pushing its thinking forward.

Now the Just War tradition risks becoming marginalized. This concern may seem out of place as Just War literature is proliferating, yet this literature remains welded to traditional conceptualizations of Just War.

Just War Thinking criticizes the quasi-pacifism of most formal Just War scholarship, reconceptualizes a minimal, realistic "just war thinking" framework for exploring foreign and military policy options, and evaluates the usefulness of this approach by investigating contemporary cases such as the war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq, the.

Finally, the book considers new challenges to pragmatic yet moral policies: the neglect of jus post bellum (justice at war's end); the challenge of public opinion, democratic processes, and supranational institutions to policies based on just war thinking; and the erosive power of postmodernism to the normative structures guiding Western Pages:   David Fisher explores how just war thinking can and should be developed to provide such guidance.

His in-depth study examines philosophical challenges to just war thinking, including those posed by moral scepticism and relativism. It explores the nature and grounds of moral reasoning; the relation between public and private morality; and how Reviews: 5. DOI/oso/ This chapter reviews Just War thinking from ancient times to the late twentieth century, engaging with the problematic phenomenon of the ‘judicialization’ of war.

The phenomenon emerges from the application of the laws of war and international humanitarian law to the conduct of armed operations. This is the first book to examine war and violence in Sri Lanka through the lens of cross-cultural studies on just-war tradition and theory. In a study that is textual, historical and anthropological, it is argued that the ongoing Sinhala-Tamil conflict is in actual practice often justified by a resort to religious stories that allow for war when Buddhism is in peril.

While an old doctrine of Just War exists, surprisingly little conceptual thinking has gone into what constitutes a Just Peace. This book presents various — and at times conflicting — viewpoints on this question of Just Peace from perspectives originating in political science, history, international law, political philosophy, cultural studies, and theology, as well as from a policy perspective.

This book paves the way for a truly global approach to theorizing about just war. -- Daniel A. Bell, Shandong University, author of The China Model These stimulating and diverse essays-well-curated from traditionally under-represented perspectives-advance our thinking about the ethics of war and peace.

Rethinking the Just War Tradition provides a timely exploration in light of new security threats that have emerged since the end of the Cold War, including ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, threats of terror attacks, and genocidal conflicts within states.

Caron E. Gentry and Amy E. Eckert’s volume, The Future of Just War, is a solid and stimulating collection of essays that advances the state of the art of Just War : Amy E. Eckert, Sebastian Kaempf.

The classical just war framework provides the foundation for customary international law as well as the formal laws of armed conflict, in addition to ethical reflection.

Just war thinking begins with three criteria for the just decision (jus ad bellum) to use military force: legitimate authority acting on a just cause with right intent. The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Rethinking the Just War Tradition by Michael W.

Brough at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : The Price of Peace: Just War in the Twenty-First Century edited by Charles Reed and David Ryall.

Cambridge University Press,pp. The Price of Peace offers a collection of brilliantly written essays that cover the tumultuous topic of modern-day application of the just war theory.

The book is compiled and edited by noted British ethicists Charles Reed and David Ryall.