Arguing about War

Arguing about War

by Michael Walzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300109784

ISBN-13: 9780300109788

Pub. Date: 01/12/2006

Publisher: Yale University Press


Michael Walzer is one of the world’s most eminent philosophers on the subject of war and ethics. Now, for the first time since his classic Just and Unjust Wars was published almost three decades ago, this volume brings together his most provocative arguments about contemporary military conflicts and the ethical issues they raise.
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Michael Walzer is one of the world’s most eminent philosophers on the subject of war and ethics. Now, for the first time since his classic Just and Unjust Wars was published almost three decades ago, this volume brings together his most provocative arguments about contemporary military conflicts and the ethical issues they raise.
The essays in the book are divided into three sections. The first deals with issues such as humanitarian intervention, emergency ethics, and terrorism. The second consists of Walzer’s responses to particular wars, including the first Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. And the third presents an essay in which Walzer imagines a future in which war might play a less significant part in our lives. In his introduction, Walzer reveals how his thinking has changed over time.
Written during a period of intense debate over the proper use of armed force, this book gets to the heart of difficult problems and argues persuasively for a moral perspective on war.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300109788
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/12/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Part 1Theory
1The Triumph of Just War Theory (and the Dangers of Success)3
2Two Kinds of Military Responsibility23
3Emergency Ethics33
4Terrorism: A Critique of Excuses51
5The Politics of Rescue67
Part 2Cases
6Justice and Injustice in the Gulf War85
7Kosovo99
8The Intifada and the Green Line104
9The Four Wars of Israel/Palestine113
10After 9/11: Five Questions About Terrorism130
11Five on Iraq143
Inspectors Yes, War No
The Right Way
What a Little War Could Do
So, Is This a Just War?
Just and Unjust Occupations
Part 3Futures
12Governing the Globe171
Acknowledgments193
Notes197
Credits201
Index203

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