From Warism to Pacifism: A Moral Continuum / Edition 2

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“The book is strong when it exposes our culture’s uncritical acceptance of war, when Cady shows that violent means are not likely to result in pacific ends and that peace has a harmonic and cooperative content and is not merely the absence of war. Moreover, the author shows that the usual objections against pacifism are answerable….A worthy contribution to the discussion of the morality of war."Choice

Cady is to be applauded for authoring a book which is a thought provoking and original contribution to peace and war studies. Teachers and students alike will benefit from his analysis which challenges us to critique the usually subconscious assumption of warism, to more critically investigate the ‘wealth of pacifisms’ which exist, and to explore the often ignored successes of nonviolence in history.”—Teaching Philosophy

With his fair, careful, and balanced presentations of the ‘richness and variety’ of the various positions on the moral continuum of war and peace, Duane Cady has gone a considerable way in making ‘constructive relationships’ possible. Consequently, all who care and think about the issues of violence and war are in his debt.”—International Social Science Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439903124
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 9/3/2010
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 170
  • Sales rank: 912,034
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Duane L. Cady is Professor of Philosophy at Hamline University.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition

Introduction: A History of the Idea of Pacifism

1  Warism
2  A Just-War Continuum
3  Means and Ends
4  A Pacifist Continuum
5  Positive Peace
6  Objections
7 I mplications

Afterword: Nonviolence and the War on Terror


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