The ethics of military action are at the heart of political debate in the West today - this fascinating book explores the philosophical implications of and for this hugely topical contemporary debate. Fotion gives a clear account of just war theory, presenting it as a useful device in helping us make decisions about what we should do when war appears on the horizon.
About the Author
Nicholas Fotion is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, USA. He has published widely on the ethics of military action. He is also author of John Searle in Acumen's Philosophy Now series.
Table of Contents
2. Just War Theory
3. Objections to Just War Theory
4. Easy Cases: Germany, Japan, Korea
5. Harder Cases: Serbia, Russia, Kosovo, Iraq
6. Multiple Reasons
7. More Problems for Just War Theory
8. Prevention: Sri Lanka, Thailand
9. Two Just War Theories
10. Problems with Just War Theory I
11. Problems with Just War Theory II
12. Closing Thoughts Notes Bibliography Index