Rethinking the Just War Tradition


Contributors seek to promote reasoned debate about emerging security threats and potential military responses.
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Contributors seek to promote reasoned debate about emerging security threats and potential military responses.
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“Readers seeking the correlation between military ethics and their professional lives will find this new addition to the State University of New York series on ‘Ethics and the Military Profession’ most enlightening and instructive.” — Parameters
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791471562
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/8/2007
  • Series: SUNY series, Ethics and the Military Profession
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael W. Brough is a major in the United States Army.

John W. Lango is Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College, the City University of New York and the author of Whitehead’s Ontology, also published by SUNY Press.

Harry van der Linden is Professor of Philosophy at Butler University and the author of Kantian Ethics and Socialism.

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Table of Contents


Michael W. Brough, John W. Lango, and Harry van der Linden


1. The Nature of War and Peace: Just War Thinking, Environmental Ethics, and Environmental Justice
Mark Woods

2. Jus Post Bellum and International Conflict: Order, Justice, and Reconciliation
Eric Patterson

3. Just War Theory and U.S. Military Hegemony
Harry van der Linden

4. Generalizing and Temporalizing Just War Principles: Illustrated by the Principle of Just Cause
John W. Lango


5. Just War Theory and Killing the Innocent
Frederik Kaufman

6. When Less Is Not More: Expanding the Combatant/Noncombatant Distinction
Pauline Kaurin

7. Just War Theory and Child Soldiers
Reuben Brigety II and Rachel Stohl

8. Dehumanization of the Enemy and the Moral Equality of Soldiers
Michael W. Brough


9. Rethinking the Ban on Assassination: Just War Principles in the Age of Terror
Whitley R. P. Kaufman

10. Preventive War and Lawful Constraints on the Use of Force: An Argument against International Vigilantism
Jordy Rocheleau

11. Faith, Force, or Fellowship: The Future of Right Authority
Hartley S. Spatt

12. Violent Civil Disobedience: Defending Human Rights, Rethinking Just War
Robert W. Hoag

Just War Principles: An Introduction with Further Reading


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