War as Paradox: Clausewitz and Hegel on Fighting Doctrines and Ethics

War as Paradox: Clausewitz and Hegel on Fighting Doctrines and Ethics

by Youri Cormier

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ISBN-13: 9780773547698
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2016
Series: McGill-Queen's Studies in the Hist of Id , #67
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,288,841
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 16.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Youri Cormier is a lecturer/assistant professor (contractual) at the Royal Military Colleges of Canada.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Note xv

Introduction 3

1 How to Approach Claims That Hegel and Clausewitz Generate Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and War Mongering 27

2 Perfection and Certainty in Metaphysics and War Theory 47

3 Clausewitz's Scepticism: The First Dialectical Moment 75

4 The Decay and Resilience of Positive Doctrines from Jomini to the Twentieth Century 99

5 Real and Absolute War: The Second Dialectical Moment 115

6 Transitioning from Kantianism to Hegelian ism 134

7 The Unresolved Ethical Impasse in Dialectical War Theory 141

8 Framing War as a Right: The "Actualization" of Freedom 149

9 Clausewitz and Hegel: Where the Convergence on Method Begins 183

10 Clausewitz and Hegel: The Convergence Peaks in On War's Book I, Chapter 1, as the Divergence on Ethics Sharpens 203

11 Fighting Doctrines and Revolutionary Ethics 233

Epilogue 261

Bibliography 301

Index 313

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