Beyond just war: A virtue ethics approach

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Abstract

  • Unlike most books on the ethics of war, this book rejects the 'just war' tradition, proposing a virtue ethics of war to take its place. Like torture, war cannot be justified. It answers the question: 'If war is a very great evil, would a leader with courage, justice, compassion, and all the other moral virtues ever choose to fight a war?'.
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    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9781349999866
  • Start Page

  • 1
  • End Page

  • 223