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Call # B105.W3 W36 2008
Title War : essays in political philosophy / edited by Larry May ; with the assistance of Emily Crookston
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008
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Descript. ix, 325 p. ; 24 cm
Summary/Abstract "War has been a key topic of speculation and theorizing ever since the invention of philosophy in classical antiquity. This anthology brings together the work of distinguished contemporary political philosophers and theorists who address the leading normative and conceptual issues concerning war. The book is divided into four parts: historical background, initiating war, waging war, and ending war. The contributors aim to provide a comprehensive introduction to each of these main areas of dispute concerning war." "Each essay is an original contribution to ongoing debates on various aspects of war and provides a survey of the main topics in each subfield. Serving as a companion to the theoretical issues pertaining to war, this volume also is an important contribution to debates in political philosophy. It can serve as a textbook for relevant courses on war offered in philosophy departments, religious studies programs, and law schools."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references ([p. 307]-319) and index
Subject War (Philosophy)
Political science -- Philosophy
Alt Author Luban, David, 1949-
May, Larry
Crookston, Emily
OCLC # 162118854
Table of Contents
 Introduction / Larry May, Emily Crookston1
IHistorical Background 
1Jus ad Bellum / Gregory M. Reichberg11
2The Jus in Bello in Historical and Philosophical Perspective / Nicholas Rengger30
IIInitiating War 
3The Principle of Just Cause / Larry May49
4Aggression and Punishment / Jeff McMahan67
5Responding to Humanitarian Crises / Cindy Holder85
6War and Democracy / James Bohman105
IIIWaging War 
7Proportionality and Necessity / Thomas Hurka127
8Collateral Damage / David Lefkowitz145
9Weapons of Mass Destruction: Are They Morally Special? / Steven P. Lee165
10Justifying Torture as an Act of War / Michael Davis187
11On Terrorism: Definition, Defense, and Women / Marilyn Friedman204
IVEnding War 
12War's Aftermath: The Challenges of Reconciliation / Trudy Govier229
13Amnesties and International Law / Christopher Heath Wellman249
14War Crimes: The Law of Hell / David Luban266
15Revenge and Demonization / Nancy Sherman289