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The Resource War, Morality, and Autonomy : an Investigation in Just War Theory

War, Morality, and Autonomy : an Investigation in Just War Theory

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War, Morality, and Autonomy : an Investigation in Just War Theory
Title
War, Morality, and Autonomy
Title remainder
an Investigation in Just War Theory
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Just War Theory is the governing moral doctrine for all of the major democratic militaries and indeed beyond. This book is a close study of a critical component of Just War theory, the moral status of noncombatants. In this post September 11th, 2001 time of cascading unconventional or 'dirty' wars, issues of treatment of noncombatants - whether as incidental casualties during grey area operations or as prisoners swept up by preventative security measures - have resonance across national lines. Whether or not the democracies and other states pursue their national security interests within the limits of Just War reasoning and laws, or break out of these limits in prosecuting war and security measures against terrorist organizations, is one of the top security issues of the day. Zupan examines the flaws that this complex body of moral reasoning often exhibits, arguing that many of the shortcomings of Just War theory can be resolved using Kantian methodology and the theory of autonomy. According to this conception, human beings have unconditional worth which imposes moral constraints upon the actions of other human beings. From this understanding Zupan generates principles that serve as moral guidelines for the use of force which establish a presumption against harming any human being and greatly restrict the conditions under which we may justify any unintended, collateral harm that may affect those who do not intend our harm. Considering the work of moral theorists such as Onora O'Neill, T.M. Scanlon, Michael Walzer, Paul Christopher and G.E.M. Anscombe and such issues as the Doctrine of Double Effect, autonomy and supreme emergency, Zupan concludes that if we ever are justified in targeting the innocent, it will only be under very rare conditions where the innocent themselves should accept the principle that permitted their being killed."--Provided by publisher
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1956-
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Zupan, Daniel S.
Dewey number
172/.42
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Just war doctrine
  • War
Label
War, Morality, and Autonomy : an Investigation in Just War Theory
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 The War Convention; 3 Autonomy; 4 The Distinction; 5 Noncombatants; 6 The Doctrine of Double Effect and the Status of Noncombatants; 7 Supreme Emergency; Epilogue Just War Theory, Law Enforcement, and Terrorism: A Reflective Equilibrium; Select Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1014376871
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351143325
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1014376871
Label
War, Morality, and Autonomy : an Investigation in Just War Theory
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Half Title; Dedication; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 The War Convention; 3 Autonomy; 4 The Distinction; 5 Noncombatants; 6 The Doctrine of Double Effect and the Status of Noncombatants; 7 Supreme Emergency; Epilogue Just War Theory, Law Enforcement, and Terrorism: A Reflective Equilibrium; Select Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1014376871
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351143325
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1014376871

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