The Ethics of War : Classic and Contemporary Readings, Paperback

The Ethics of War : Classic and Contemporary Readings Paperback

Edited by Gregory M. Reichberg, Henrik Syse, Endre Begby


The Ethics of War is an indispensable collection of essays addressing issues both timely and age-old about the nature and ethics of war. * Features essays by great thinkers from ancient times through to the present day, among them Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant, Russell, and Walzer * Examines timely questions such as: When is recourse to arms morally justifiable?

What moral constraints should apply to military conduct?

How can a lasting peace be achieved? * Will appeal to a broad range of readers interested in morality and ethics in war time * Includes informative introductions and helpful marginal notes by editors


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 760 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Ethics & moral philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781405123785



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