Just and unjust wars ebook

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just and unjust wars ebook

Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument With Historical Illustrations by Michael Walzer

From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre, from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq, Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory, war crimes, and the spoils of war. He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history, as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved--participants, decision makers, and victims. In his introduction to this new edition, Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq, reminding us once again that the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity.
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Just and Unjust Wars examines a variety of conflicts in order to understand why , according to Walzer,“the argument about war and justice is still a political and.
Michael Walzer

Just and Unjust Wars : A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations

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This article will be permanently flagged as inappropriate and made unaccessible to everyone. Are you certain this article is inappropriate? Email Address:. A second edition was published in , a third edition in , and a fourth edition in The book resulted from Walzer's reflections on the Vietnam War. Walzer draws on medieval Just War Theory to explore the reasons that can justify war jus ad bellum and the ethical limits on the conduct of war jus in bello in an attempt to work out a modern, secular theory of just war. Just and Unjust Wars has, together with Spheres of Justice and Interpretation and Social Criticism , been identified as one of Walzer's most important works by philosopher Will Kymlicka.

Open eBook Preview. From the Athenian attack on Melos to the My Lai Massacre, from the wars in the Balkans through the first war in Iraq, Michael Walzer examines the moral issues surrounding military theory, war crimes, and the spoils of war. He studies a variety of conflicts over the course of history, as well as the testimony of those who have been most directly involved--participants, decision makers, and victims. In his introduction to this new edition, Walzer specifically addresses the moral issues surrounding the war in and occupation of Iraq, reminding us once again that "the argument about war and justice is still a political and moral necessity. No reviews were found. Please log in to write a review if you've read this book.

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  2. Gabriel H. says:

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  3. Conscenrice1969 says:

    This book probably deserves 4 stars.

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  5. Maria G. says:

    Just and Unjust Wars has forever changed how we think about the ethics of conflict. In this modern classic, political philosopher Michael Walzer examines the moral issues that arise before, during, and after the wars we fight. Reaching from the Athenian attack on Melos, to the Mai.

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