On War: A Dialogue

On War: A Dialogue

by Brian Orend
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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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On War: A Dialogue

One in the series New Dialogues in Philosophy, Brian Orend has written an engaging dialogue from the perspectives of a critically injured soldier and his spouse on all questions related to the ethics of going to war and the ethics of fighting in war. Readers learn of the major traditions of thinking about war, including realism, pacifism, just war theory, and international law. Orend draws on a variety of references from the Civil War to the current war in Iraq to illustrate the moral dimension and ambiguity of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742560444
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Series: New Dialogues in Philosophy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Injury and Empire Chapter 2 Doctors and Definitions Chapter 3 The Causes of War Chapter 4 Power and Pessimism Chapter 5 Marching Off to War Chapter 6 Mortal Combat Chapter 7 War's Aftermath Chapter 8 Peace in This Life

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