Unformatted text preview: like hu m a nitarian aid, etc. (Bosnia, So m alia, Darfur, etc.)-Just Caus e: Is pre e m ption a just caus e? o Typically justified und er th e right of s elf-d efens e o Is pre e m ptive war ev er m orally justified?-Just Caus e: o Subjective Justification : A nation is subjectively justified in waging war just in case it has (or is justified in believing that it has) good evidence of a good reason to go to war o Objective Justification : A nation is objectively justified in waging war just in case it actually has a good reason to go to war-Just caus e provides reasons to b e concerned with th e welfare of innocents (nonco m b at ants). What sort of reasons do we h av e for b eing concern ed for th e m? o A pro tanto moral reason to x is a reason to x that can be overridden but not eliminated (e.g. pick up wife) o A prima facie reason to x is a reason to x that can be both overridden and eliminated (e.g. stop beating of man)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2010 for the course PHIL PHIL 4 taught by Professor Huizenga during the Winter '09 term at UCSB.
- Winter '09