Contingent Pacifism: Revisiting Just War Theory by Larry May

By Larry May

during this, the 1st significant philosophical research of contingent pacifism, Larry might deals a brand new account of pacifism from in the simply conflict culture. Written in a non-technical variety, the ebook gains real-life examples from modern wars and applies numerous ways starting from conventional pacifism and human rights to overseas legislations and conscientious objection. could considers a number of thinkers and theories, together with Hugo Grotius, Kant, Socrates, Seneca on restraint, Tertullian on ethical purity, Erasmus's arguments opposed to simply warfare, and Hobbes's perception of public judgment of right and wrong. The guiding suggestion is that the potential of a simply struggle is conceded, yet no longer on the present time or within the foreseeable destiny because of the nature of up to date armed clash and geopolitics - wars some time past also are not likely to were simply wars. This quantity will curiosity students and upper-level scholars of political philosophy, philosophy of legislations, and warfare studies.

Show description

Read Online or Download Contingent Pacifism: Revisiting Just War Theory PDF

Best political philosophy books

Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Trailblazing marine biologist, visionary conservationist, deep ecology thinker, Edward F. Ricketts (1897–1948) has reached mythical prestige within the California mythos. a real polymath and a philosopher sooner than his time, Ricketts was once a scientist who labored in passionate collaboration with lots of his friends—artists, writers, and influential highbrow figures—including, might be such a lot famously, John Steinbeck, who as soon as acknowledged that Ricketts's brain "had no horizons.

Common Sense

Good judgment finds a political perfect so basic to American politics that we're blind to its energy and its myriad makes use of. Sophia Rosenfeld indicates how universal sense—the knowledge of standard humans, self-evident truths—has been used to justify all political extremes, with a heritage that's something yet commonsensical.

Communicating Politics Online

The area of political communique is morphing nearly continually into new components and realities. Online-only information, internet 2. zero user-created content material, hyperlocal information, and the increase of the Twittersphere have all contributed to an ever-changing media surroundings. speaking Politics on-line captures the consistent swap of latest on-line media.

Introduzione a Machiavelli (Italian Edition)

Una presentazione complessiva dell'opera e della personalità di Machiavelli. Il quantity, come è dress della collana, costituisce un agile strumento di studio, ma anche un punto di riferimento in step with lo specialista.

Extra resources for Contingent Pacifism: Revisiting Just War Theory

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 20 votes