Lecture 13 War - Lecture 13: War and International Ethics...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/27/09 Lecture 13: War and International Ethics INTA 2030: Ethics and International Affairs 7/6/2009
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Click icon to add picture 7/27/09 What is the relation between statehood and warfare, according to the Stanford encyclopedia of Philosophy? A: Wars can occur between states and non-political communities B: States are formed by groups that think of themselves as peoples, so all wars are between peoples C: States are the machinery of governance, and all warfare is ultimately about governance
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7/27/09 Just War Theory JWT claims that sometimes, states can have moral justification for resorting to armed force – war is sometimes morally right Example: The position of the Allied Forces in WWII Key theorists on just war are Augustine, Grotius and, still working today, Michael Walzer
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7/27/09 Jus ad Bellum The Latin phrase refers to the justice of going to war It is heads of state that should be held accountable to jus ad bellum principles War ensures that people form themselves into nations to meet military threats
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