The Ethics of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions

The Ethics of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions

by Richard Sorabji, David Rodin

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Ashgate Publishing, Limited
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6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Just war from ancient origins to the conquistadors debate and its modern relevance13
2The just war of eastern Christians and the holy war of the crusaders30
3Conceptions of justice in war : from Grotius to modern times44
4Arguments concerning resistance in contemporary Islam61
5War and reason in Maimonides and Averroes92
6The ethics of war : Judaism108
7Just war in the Mahabharata138
8The ethics of asymmetric war153
9Preventive war and the killing of the innocent169
10War, humanitarian intervention and human rights191
11Culture, the enemy and the moral restraint of war208
12Application of just war criteria in the period 1959-89222
13Britain's wars since 1945235

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