The Philosophical and Legal Concept of War by Frank Przetacznik

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  • History of ideas, intellectual history,
  • International humanitarian law,
  • International relations,
  • Political science & theory,
  • Treaties & other sources of international law,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • International,
  • Ethics Of War And Conflict,
  • Law Of War,
  • Legal Reference / Law Profession,
  • War (International law),
  • War (Philosophy),
  • Philosophy

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Number of Pages680
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ISBN 100773492569
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The concept of a morally justified war underlies much of the concept International Law, such as the Geneva Conventions. Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, and Hugo Grotius are among the philosophers who have espoused some form of a just war philosophy.


of philosophical sciences, senior lecturer Petersburg State Transport University, Russia Conference participant. The Introduction explains why so much of the ethics of war is not so much about ethics as about different conceptions of war.

We cannot simply begin with what is just, without first establishing something about how people have come to think about the activity that we call war: why is it exactly that some forms of killing in war have indeed become ‘lawful’, whereas other types of political.

Dr Moseley is area editor in political philosophy for the IEP and is affiliated with the Mises Institute and with the US Society for Philosophy in a Contemporary World.

About the Book "War's origins are complex: they are found in the nebulous systems of thoughts generated in cultures over time. Leon Fnedman, The Law of War--A Documentary History--Vol. I (). Lothar Kotzsch, The Concept of War In Contemporary History and Intemational Law (). Julius Stone, Legal Controls of International Conflict ().

John N. Moore, National Security Law (). Oppenheim, Intemational Law Vol. I1 Disputes, War and Neutrality (7Ih ed. File Size: 9MB. Introduction to Western Philosophy The Ethics of War and Peace—1 Here a couple of summaries of just war theory. The first is from An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics and the second is an online source from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

From An Encyclopedia of War and Ethics: JUST WAR. The concept of just war has been a part. Just war theory (Latin: jus bellum justum) is a doctrine, also referred to as a tradition, of military ethics studied by military leaders, theologians, ethicists and policy purpose of the doctrine is to ensure war is morally justifiable through a series of criteria, all of which must be met for a war to be considered criteria are split into two groups: "right to go to war.

Philosophy of Law provides a rich overview of the diverse theoretical justifications for our legal rules, systems, and practices. Utilizes the work of both classical and contemporary philosophers to illuminate the relationship between law and morality Introduces students to the philosophical underpinnings of International Law and its increasing importance as we face globalization Features.

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The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period (roughly 5th century BC). The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu ("Master Sun", also spelled Sunzi), is composed of 13 chapters.

Each one is devoted to an aspect of warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics. Present Conflict of Ideals: A Study of the Philosophical Background of the World War By Ralph Barton Perry Longmans, Green and Co., Read Overview THE EXERCISE OF MILITARY JUDGMENT: A PHILOSOPHICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE VIRTUES AND VICES OF GENERAL DOUGLAS MacARTHUR By Lutz, David W Journal of Power and Ethics, Vol.

1, No. 1, January Philosophical Questions About War That Will Make You Think The majority of present-day generation may not have seen any wars within their lifetime, but they are aware of what a state of war entails. This awareness is brought about largely due to the historical accounts of.

In Of War and Law, David Kennedy examines this important development, retelling the history of modern war and statecraft as a tale of the changing role of law and the dramatic growth of law's power. Not only a restraint and an ethical yardstick, law can also be a weapon--a strategic partner, a force multiplier, and an excuse for terrifying Reviews: 6.

Life, the Holy Quran gives us a philosophy of war as well This divine philosophy is an integral part of the total Quranic ideology.”9 Historiography In The Quranic Concept of War, Malik seeks to instruct readers in the uniquely important doctrinal aspects of Quranic warfare.

The Quranic approach to war is “infinitely supreme and. Suggested reading: BEST Geoffrey, “The Restraint of War in Historical and Philosophical Perspective”, in Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflict – Challenges Ahead, Essays in Honour of Frits Kalshoven, Dordrecht, M. Nijhoff,pp. ; HENSEL Howard M.

(ed.), The Legitimate Use of Military Force: the Just War Tradition and the Customary Law of Armed Conflict, Hampshire, Ashgate, The conduct of war is clearly a matter of moral concern.

Even when a nation is justified in waging war on another, there are moral limits on what it may do in prosecuting the war. Defining and enforcing such limits has been a long a concern for international agreement and law.

Others think that just war theory can be defended, but there is a huge difference between that theory and the underpinnings of international law. McMahan and Rodin are the most sophisticated statements of these positions, while Coady defends similar conclusions in a more accessible style.

ON WAR: CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS, RESEARCH DATA - A SHORT LITERATURE REVIEW AND BIBLIOGRAPHY Johan M.G. van der Dennen 1 WAR: CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS Introduction Even casual inspection of the literature reveals the following, incomplete, list of ‘war’ terms. philosophy of law an introduction Posted By Sidney Sheldon Publishing TEXT ID fcd50 Online PDF Ebook Epub Library about the author and more see search results for this author are you an author learn about author central jeffrie g murphy author jules coleman author 42 out of 5 stars 2.

Nowadays, war is condemned and forbidden by the international law as a result of long historical development and tragic experience of the two world wars.

Among the major reasons for this kind of conflicts are different contradictions (economic, territorial, religious and others) between the states, nations, people, classes, etc.

Buy the best translation—recommended for serious readers. The Book of War (The Modern Library, February ).

ISBN: Clausewitz's On War and Sun Tzu's Art of War in one translation of Clausewitz's On War is the version done by German literary scholar O.J.

Matthijs Jolles at the University of Chicago during World War II—not today's standard translation, but. He shows how just war theory relates to both pacifism and realism. Finally, he considers the future of war and the prospects for its obsolescence.

His clear and wide-ranging discussion, richly illustrated with examples, will be invaluable for students and other readers interested in the ethical challenges posed by the changing nature of war.

Bibliography Books, Book Chapters, and Articles. Allhoff, Fritz,Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs, and Torture: A Philosophical Analysis, New York: Columbia.

The term itself is etymologically Latin, combining the terms for "law" and "knowledge," making it an appropriate term to apply to the academic category, the "philosophy of law." There are many theories that attempt to explain the nature, parameters and the trends of law within established legal structures and originating prior to the formal.

Since the philosophy of war is often treated as a subset of another branch of philosophy (for example, political philosophy or the philosophy of law) it would be difficult to define any clear-cut schools of thought in the same sense that, e.g., Existentialism or Objectivism can be described as distinct movements.

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy refers to Carl von Clausewitz is "the. Michael Laban Walzer (/ ˈ w ɔː l z ər /; born ) is a prominent American political theorist and public intellectual.A professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, he is editor emeritus of Dissent, an intellectual magazine that he has been affiliated with since his years as an undergraduate at Brandeis University.

In international law: Historical development jure belli libri tres (; Three Books on the Law of War), which contained a comprehensive discussion of the laws of war and i’s work initiated a transformation of the law of nature from a theological concept to a concept of secular philosophy founded on reason.

Draper, professor and chairperson of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Delaware, details the theory in a new book, War and Individual Rights: The Foundations of Just War Theory, to be published Oct.

1 by Oxford University Press. In The Philosophy of War Films, David LaRocca compiles a series of essays by prominent scholars that examine the impact of representing war in film and the influence that cinematic images of battle have on human consciousness, belief, and action.

The contributors explore a variety of topics, including the aesthetics of war as portrayed on Author: David LaRocca, Joshua Gooch, K. Evans. The fourth book is a very famous book, perhaps the most famous recent book on the philosophy of war.

That’s right. It’s Michael Walzer’s Just and Unjust Wars, which was published in This is the most famous of the twentieth century works on the philosophy of war. It’s a fantastic book. Social contract, in political philosophy, an actual or hypothetical compact, or agreement, between the ruled and their rulers, defining the rights and duties of each.

The most influential social-contract theorists were the 17th–18th century philosophers Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Philosophy and Ideology: The Development of Philosophy and Marxism-Leninism in Poland since the Second World War By Z.

Jordan D. Reidel, Read preview Overview Private Men and Public Causes: Philosophy and Politics in the English Civil War By Irene Coltman Faber and Faber, sights, inwardly declare war.

Your enemies can fill you with purpose and direction. 2 DO NOT FIGHT THE LAST WAR: THE GUERRILLA-WAR-OF-THE-MIND STRATEGY What most often weighs you down and brings you misery is the past. You must consciously wage war against the past and force yourself to react to the present moment.

Be ruthless on. Concept, in the Analytic school of philosophy, the subject matter of philosophy, which philosophers of the Analytic school hold to be concerned with the salient features of the language in which people speak of concepts at issue.

Concepts are thus logical, not mental, entities. A typical instance of the use of concept is in The Concept of Mind () by Gilbert Ryle, an Oxford Analyst, which.

WITHIN a few years of its publication The Concept Of Law transformed the way jurisprudence was understood and stud­ ied in the English-speaking world and beyond. Its enormous impact led to a multitude of publications discussing the book and its doctrines, and not only in the context of legal theory, but in political and moral philosophy too.

“For there is but one essential justice which cements society, and one law which establishes this justice. This law is right reason, which is the true rule of all commandments and prohibitions.

Whoever neglects this law, whether written or unwritten, is necessarily unjust .

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