PHIL 430 - Topics in Ethics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
PHIL 361 or 366 with a grade of C- or better, or graduate.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

There has been a long, intellectual tradition in thinking about the moral justification of war, ranging at least from Thomas Aquinas’s writings in the 13th century to Michael Walzer’s instant classic, Just and Unjust Wars. The contemporary advent of terrorism arguably challenges central tenets of the just war tradition, replacing the doctrine of preemption with that of prevention, blurring the distinction between civilians and combatants, accelerating both the speed and potential damage of attacks, and so on. How, if at all, should these features of terrorism lead to a revision of just war principles?

PHIL 430 - Topics in Ethics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
45213
Open
18
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: : There has been a long, intellectual tradition in thinking about the moral justification of war, ranging at least from Thomas Aquinas?s writings in the 13th century to Michael Walzer?s instant classic, Just and Unjust Wars. The contemporary advent of terrorism arguably challenges central tenets of the just war tradition, replacing the doctrine of preemption with that of prevention, blurring the distinction between civilians and combatants, accelerating both the speed and potential damage of attacks, and so on. How, if at all, should these features of terrorism lead to a revision of just war principles?
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ISBN: 0465037070
Just and unjust wars : a moral argument with historical illustrations, Author: Michael Walzer., Publisher: Basic Books 4. ed. 2006
Required
ISBN: 9780199548668
Killing in war, Author: Jeff McMahan., Publisher: Clarendon Press 2009
Required
ISBN: 9780521685108
Moral dilemmas of modern war : torture, assassination, and blackmail in an age of asymmetric conflict, Author: Michael L. Gross., Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2009
Required
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