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Published: 26 October 2021 (Estimated)

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780197604205

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Kant and the Law of War

Arthur Ripstein

  • Offers a major intervention into just war theory, building upon Kantian foundations to develop a political/legal reconceptualization of the duties of the state and the norms governing war
  • Suggests an alternative to contemporary just war theory, emphasizing the distinctive prohibitions generated by the moral catastrophe that war always is
  • Provides in-depth discussion of the most important aspects of the Kantian conception of right in war - the grounds of going to war, the conduct of war, and what happens after a war - and how they are related to the possibility of peace
  • Extends the Kantian account to the new types of war that plague the contemporary world
  • Explains the distinctive role of public legal institutions, both domestic and international