Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 February 2016

408 Pages

8.5 x 5.37 inches

ISBN: 9781784991333

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The ethics of war

Second edition

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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