War and Existence - armed force Quincy Wright 1964 A Study...

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Michael Gelvin, 1994, War and Existence: A Philosophical Inquiry, University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University. The paradox of war (p. 8) The elements of war 1. vast 2. organized 3. communal 4. historical 5. sacrificial 6. violent 7. game 8. horrific 9. heroic The principle of war --- We/They The essence of war 1. hatred 2. love 3. pride 4. freedom The definition of war (p. 22) War is a vast and violent struggle between the we and the they with historical significance and communal values, organized on rational principles and exacting sacrifice from its heroic participants in a horrific game whose goal is victory for what is ours and defeat for what is theirs. ----------------------------------------------------------------- War is the legal condition which equally permits two or more hostile groups to carry on a conflict by
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Unformatted text preview: armed force. Quincy Wright, 1964, A Study of War, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, p. 7. War is armed aggression for political goals between or within nation-states involving a military sector (separate from a civilian one) with 50,000 troops and 1,000 combat dead. David P. Barash, 1991, Introduction to Peace Studies, pp. 32, 82-83. War is large-scale violent conflict between organized groups that are governments or that aim to establish governments. Ronald J. Glossop, 1994, Confronting War: An Examination of Humanity's Most Pressing Problem, Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., Inc., p. 9....
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  • Spring '10
  • BruceBarnes
  • Armed forces, Pennsylvania State University, University of Chicago Press, David P. Barash, Ronald J. Glossop

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