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Intervention, Terrorism, and Torture: Contemporary by Steven P. Lee

By Steven P. Lee

This e-book asks no matter if simply warfare idea and its principles for deciding upon while struggle is justified continues to be enough to the demanding situations posed by way of modern advancements. a few argue that the character of latest battle makes those principles out of date. through rigorously reading the phenomena of intervention, terrorism, and torture from a few various views, the essays during this ebook discover this advanced set of concerns with perception and readability.

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40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. WILLIAM E. MURNION being confined to Christian ethics. And while Johnson adds secular analogues of Christian types and revises Bainton’s typology to include crusade under just war, his focus upon the quest for peace leads him to ignore militarism as a significant ethic of warfare. This typology was suggested by William James, Pragmatism: A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking (1907) and A Pluralistic Universe (1909); reprinted in William James Writings 1902–1910, The Library of America (New York: Literary Classics of the United States, 1987), 496–498, 508–517, 625–820; Bainton, Christian Attitudes, 44–52, 101–121, 136–151; Johnson, Ideology, 81–133.

Kelsey (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1925); Johnson, Ideology, 208–255. 18. Michael Walzer, Just and Unjust Wars: A Moral Argument with Historical Illustrations, 3rd edn (1977; New York: Basic Books, 2000), xviii–xxiii, 3–20; John Rawls, The Law of Peoples (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1999), 3, 89–105. 19. Johnson, Just War Tradition. 20. Carl von Clausewitz, On War, trans. Michael Howard and Peter Paret (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984), 75–77, 127–132, 190–209, 523–531, 577–605.

Even in a legitimate military operation, are not the rights of noncombatants unchanged regardless of the reasons for civilians being made vulnerable in the field of battle? The shifting of moral responsibility to the enemy for the harms inflicted upon civilians seems effectively to alter their rights, for justifying actions that can be seen ahead of time to directly cause civilian deaths seems to override the restriction on the direct killing of civilians, or at least to lessen the force of their claim of immunity against soldiers, especially when the soldiers have good intention.

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