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Finlay, Christopher

Is Just War Possible?

Finlay, Christopher - Is Just War Possible?, ebook

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The idea that war is sometimes justified is deeply embedded in public consciousness. But it is only credible so long as we believe that the ethical standards of just war are in fact realizable in practice.

In this engaging book, Christopher Finlay elucidates the assumptions underlying just war theory and defends them from a range of objections, arguing that it is a regrettable but necessary reflection of the moral realities of international politics. Using a range of historical and contemporary examples, he demonstrates the necessity of employing the theory on the basis of careful moral appraisal of real-life political landscapes and striking a balance between theoretical ideals and the practical realities of conflict.

This book will be a crucial guide to the complexities of just war theory for all students and scholars of the ethics and political theory of war.

Keywords: War; conflict; just war theory; just war; ethics of war; international politics; political theory; political ethics., War & Peace Studies, Political Ethics, War & Peace Studies, Political Ethics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
140 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509526536
Printed ISBN
9781509526499

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