Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 August 1997

320 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719040467

Bookseller Code (06)


The Ethics of War

A.J. Coates

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Draws on a classical tradition of Just War thought that challenges contemporary analytic approaches to the ethics of war
  • Attends to the moral capacities and dispositions of belligerents as well as to moral rules or principles
  • Compares the Just War with the conceptions of war exhibited by realism, militarism and pacifism
  • Examines with the use of past and present examples the principles of just recourse and just conduct
  • Reflects on ethical problems raised by the activities of terrorism and counterterrorism

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