By James E. White
Excerpted chapters from the 9th variation of White modern ethical difficulties made to be had to supply readers with a quick anthology for the examine of the ethics of warfare, terrorism, torture, and assassination. Supported with challenge situations, an illuminating introductory essay, and research questions, this article will have interaction scholars in a single of the main the most important ethical debates of our time. Readings representing divergent viewpoints will problem them to improve their very own serious positions. this article is out there both as a standalone reader or will be bundled with the other Wadsworth identify.
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The Ethics of War. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1997. The book offers chapter-length discussions of just war principles, paying attention to their historical roots but focusing on their contemporary signiﬁcance and interpretative controversies. Many historical illustrations are provided. Coppieters, Bruno, and Fotion, Nick, eds. Moral Constraints on War: Principles and Cases. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2002. Scholars from Belgium, China, Russia, and the United States analyze each of the just war principles in a separate chapter with a wide range of historical examples.
Ethics and Foreign Intervention. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. A collection of essays exploring the ethics and legality of secession and humanitarian intervention. A few essays offer qualiﬁed support for humanitarian intervention on the basis of the just war tradition. Several contributions articulate a normative and pragmatic “critique of interventionism,” concluding that “altruistic wars” are seldom, if ever, justiﬁed. Childress, James F. ” Theological Studies 39 (1978). Revised as chapter 3 in his Moral Responsibility in Conﬂicts: Essays on Nonviolence, War, and Conscience.
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