War, Morality, and the Military Profession

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The Contributors

Elizabeth Anscombe is professor of philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Intention, An Introduction to Wittgenstein's Tractatus, and other philosophical texts and articles.

Jacques Barzun was professor of history, dean, and provost at Columbia University for many years, has served on Macmillan's board of directors, and is literary adviser for Scribner's. He has published a large number of works in the fields of history, science, art, music, education, and social commentary, has held distinguished fellowships, and has received many scholarly honors.

James F. Childress is professor of religious studies and medical education at the University of Virginia. He served as the J. P. Kennedy senior professor of Christian ethics at the Kennedy Institute, Georgetown University, from 1975 to 1979 and as visiting professor at the University of Chicago and Princeton University. He is the author of Civil Disobedience and Political Obligation, coauthor of Biomedical Ethics, and has published many articles dealing with biomedical ethics, political ethics, morality and war, and the history of Christian ethics.

Philip M. Flammer is professor of military and diplomatic history at Brigham Young University and has taught history at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has published a volume on airpower and numerous articles dealing with the military critic and the air war over Europe in World War II.

General Sir John Winthrop Hackett was principal of King's College in London from 1968 to 1975. Prior to that time he served in the British regular army beginning in 1931, saw combat action for several years, especially during World War II, and held distinguished command

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • About the Book and Editor v
  • Contents vii
  • Preface to the First Edition xi
  • Preface to the Second Edition xiii
  • Part 1 Ethics and the Military Profession 1
  • Introduction to Part 1 3
  • Notes 8
  • 1: The World of Epictetus: Reflections on Survival and Leadership 10
  • 2: Officership as a Profession 23
  • Notes 33
  • 3: The Military Mind: Conservative Realism of the Professional Military Ethic 35
  • Notes 52
  • 4: The Future of the Military Profession 57
  • Notes 78
  • 5: Society and the Soldier: 1914-18 80
  • Notes 89
  • 6: Today and Tomorrow 90
  • Notes 102
  • 7: The Military in the Service of the State 104
  • Notes 120
  • 8: The Professions Under Siege 121
  • 9: The Shame of the Professions 134
  • 10: Duty, Honor, Country: Practice and Precept 140
  • Notes 155
  • 11: Conflicting Loyalties and the American Military Ethic 157
  • Notes 169
  • 12: Loyalty, Honor, and the Modern Military 171
  • Notes 178
  • 13: Integrity 180
  • 14: The Ethics of Leadership I 181
  • Notes 198
  • 15: The Ethics of Leadership II 200
  • Part 2 War and Morality 217
  • Introduction to Part 2 219
  • Notes 225
  • 16: Just and Unjust Wars 226
  • Notes 237
  • 17: The Just War and Non-Violence Positions 239
  • Notes 254
  • 18: Just-War Theories: The Bases, Interrelations, Priorities, and Functions of Their Criteria 256
  • Notes 272
  • 19: Pacifism: Some Philosophical Considerations 277
  • 20: War and Murder 284
  • Notes 296
  • 21: War and Massacre 297
  • Notes 314
  • 22: On the Morality of War: A Preliminary Inquiry 317
  • Notes 338
  • 23: The Killing of the Innocent 341
  • Notes 359
  • 24: War Crimes 365
  • Notes 378
  • 25: Superior Orders and Reprisals 380
  • Notes 389
  • 26: The Laws of War 391
  • Notes 407
  • Selected Bibliography 409
  • 27: On the Morality of Chemical/Biological War 410
  • Notes 422
  • 28: Supreme Emergency 425
  • Notes 442
  • 29: Some Paradoxes of Deterrence 444
  • Notes 460
  • 30: On Nuclear War and Nuclear Deterrence 463
  • Notes 483
  • 31: Moral Clarity in the Nuclear Age 487
  • Notes 497
  • 32: On Nuclear Morality 499
  • Notes 508
  • 33: The Moral Case for the Strategic Defense Initiative 509
  • Notes 515
  • The Contributors 517
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