The philosophy of war is the area of philosophy devoted to examining issues such as the causes of war, the relationship between war and human nature, if war can be avoided, that must be determined first, according to the philosophy of just war theory right intention to go to war, one must determine if the intentions of doing so are right.
Just war theory states that certain conditions must be met before war can legitimately be declared: just cause, proper authority, right intentions, proportionality, and probability of success. Augustine: just war augustine is noted in history as the founder of just war theory in the western tradition (the islamic world has it's own tradition of just war theory based on the koran. Introduction -- just war theory-- objections to just war theory-- easy cases : germany, japan, korea -- harder cases : serbia, russia, kosovo, iraq -- multiple reasons -- more problems with just war theory-- prevention : sri lanka, thailand -- two just war theories -- problems with just war theory i -- problems for just war theory ii -- closing thoughts.
Just war theory tackles the question as to under what circumstances it is legitimate to go to war though there are earlier references of the ethics of warfare, thomas aquinas ’s account in his summa theologica provided the basis on which just war theory is based. The just war tradition (or just war theory) is one subset of military ethics 2 recently, interest in just war theory was ignited by michael walzer’s just and unjust wars (1977), published in the wake of the vietnam war more recently, profound challenges to “traditional” just war theory—under the banner of “revisionism”—have.
Social & political philosophy the ethics of war and peace—2 guidelines for conduct in war each involves several conditions to be satisfied for a war to be considered just under this tradition, both the conditions which justify resorting to war and the conditions which justify conduct in war must be met. Just war theory just war theory deals with the justification of how and why wars are fought the justification can be either theoretical or historical the theoretical aspect is concerned with ethically justifying war and the forms that warfare may or may not take. More recently, profound challenges to “traditional” just war theory—under the banner of “revisionism”—have shaken the foundations of the ethics of war (mcmahan, 2009 rodin, 2005) this article will explore the criteria of traditional just war theory before briefly discussing the revisionist school’s recent critiques. The just war tradition (or just war theory) is one subset of military ethics 2 recently, interest in just war theory was ignited by michael walzer’s just and unjust wars (1977), published in the wake of the vietnam war more recently, profound challenges to “traditional” just war theory—under the banner of “revisionism”—have shaken the foundations of the ethics of war (mcmahan, 2009 rodin, 2005. Kant's just war theory steven charles starke university of south florida, [email protected] this will start with a consideration of kant’s general approach to philosophy inquiry, followed by a general description of what a universal just war theory is, and culminate in a combination of the two, where i will offer my version of a.
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Opponents of just war theory may be either inclined to a stricter pacifist standard (proposing that there has never been and/or can never be a justifiable basis for war) or toward a more permissive nationalist standard (proposing that a war need only serve a nation's interests to be justifiable.