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Antulio J. Echevarria II

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199231911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.001.0001

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A Search for Objective Knowledge

A Search for Objective Knowledge

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(p.21) 1 A Search for Objective Knowledge
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Clausewitz and Contemporary War
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Antulio J. Echevarria II

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231911.003.0003

This chapter discusses Clausewitz's purpose in writing On War. He attempted to construct a body of objective (verifiable) knowledge, a theory, of war. He hoped others might use this theory as a basis for constructing their own (subjective) theories of war.

Keywords:   On War, theory of war, objective knowledge, subjective knowledge, universal principles

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