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Waging War: A New Philosophical Introduction

Ian Clark

Abstract

What exactly is it we wage when we wage war? This is the crucial question addressed in this new edition of a classic text. The range of possible answers to it has already framed much of the ethical discourse that can be conducted about war, as well as about other uses of force. Only when some of those fundamental issues have been clarified can we then safely foray into the dense ethical thicket that surrounds this topic. Otherwise, much of what passes superficially for argument about the ethics of war is in fact little more than a covert dispute about which forms of violence count as war, and ... More

Keywords: ethics, just war, limited war, violence, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724650
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724650.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ian Clark, author
Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland