Political Philosophers on War: Arguments Inside the "Just War" Box
Calhoun, Laurie, Independent Review
For hundreds of years, intellectuals have been arguing about just war theory, attempting to determine how best to use it in thinking about contemporary war. But war is not what it used to be, and it is entirely unclear that scholars who wrote about the topic before the advent even of machine guns, much less airplanes, missiles, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons can offer us much guidance or enlightenment. Yet many scholars interested in war continue to frame their arguments in the terms of just war theory, nearly always paying what they regard as the customary deference to its early expositors, or "fathers," as many writers fondly refer to them. In recent decades, Michael …
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Publication information: Article title: Political Philosophers on War: Arguments Inside the "Just War" Box. Contributors: Calhoun, Laurie - Author. Journal title: Independent Review. Volume: 15. Issue: 3 Publication date: Winter 2011. Page number: 447+. © 2009 Independent Institute. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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