War, Torture and Terrorism: Ethics and War in the 21st Century

War, Torture and Terrorism: Ethics and War in the 21st Century

by David Rodin
     
 

This collection by leading scholars represents state of the art writings on the ethics of war.

  • Many of the most important and contested controversies in modern war receive comprehensive discussion: the practice of torture, terrorism, assassination and targeted killing, the bombing of civilians in war, humanitarian intervention, and the

Overview

This collection by leading scholars represents state of the art writings on the ethics of war.

  • Many of the most important and contested controversies in modern war receive comprehensive discussion: the practice of torture, terrorism, assassination and targeted killing, the bombing of civilians in war, humanitarian intervention, and the invasion of Iraq
  • Analytical introduction provides a guide to recent developments in the ethics of war
  • An excellent overview for general readers interested in the current debate and controversies over the ethics of war

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The authors took obvious care to set out their arguments in as clear a fashion as possible. They are not the kind of philosophers who populate indecipherably intricate sentences with legions of exotic terms. Rather, they practice the disciplined use of facts, ethical theories, legal literature, and even a degree of common sense to arrive at a better understanding of genuinely vital issues. War, Torture and Terrorism could easily be adapted for use in undergraduate philosophy courses. More importantly, it should be warmly welcomed by those members of the lay public who are interested in thinking beyond the limits of sound-bite rhetoric and five hundred word opeds.” (Metapsychology, December 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405173988
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/06/2007
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

David Rodin holds research posts at the University of Oxford and the Australian National University and is a leading expert in the ethics of war. His previous books include The Ethics of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions and War and Self-Defense (2006), which received the APA Sharp Prize. He has worked as a teacher and consultant for NATO, the European Science Foundation, UNESCO and the British Military.

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