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On War: A Dialogue

On War: A Dialogue

On War: A Dialogue

On War: A Dialogue



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One in the series New Dialogues in Philosophy, Brian Orend has written an engaging dialogue from the perspectives of a critically injured soldier and his spouse on all questions related to the ethics of going to war and the ethics of fighting in war. Readers learn of the major traditions of thinking about war, including realism, pacifism, just war theory, and international law. Orend draws on a variety of references from the Civil War to the current war in Iraq to illustrate the moral dimension and ambiguity of war.

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ISBN-13: 9780742563872
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Series: New Dialogues in Philosophy
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 172
File size: 231 KB

About the Author

Brian Orend is professor of philosophy and director of international studies at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Orend is the author of four books including two widely-used textbooks on the topics of war and human rights. An active public speaker, Orend addresses audiences and the media around the world on questions of war and peace and human rights.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Injury and Empire
Chapter 2 Doctors and Definitions
Chapter 3 The Causes of War
Chapter 4 Power and Pessimism
Chapter 5 Marching Off to War
Chapter 6 Mortal Combat
Chapter 7 War's Aftermath
Chapter 8 Peace in This Life

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