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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 3: Realism in International Ethics INTA 2030: Ethics and International Affairs 1/26/2011 According t o Realist inter national ethics A: States act according to universal r ules of conduct B: Killing other humans is bad C: Humans constitute a collection of separate communities with no common morality D: Killing other humans is good What do you think is a Realist ethical stance t oward the I raq war? A: Democratizing an author itar ian state is in itself a good thing B: We should not inter fere in the business of other states C: Going to I raq was a matter of protecting our national interest of secur ing energy for our state D: As long as the US is the only super power we should do what we can and others should accept what they must Realism in International Relations Sees the primacy, in all political life, of power and security-seeking Because of the primacy of power and security there is a tragic presence of the bad in political action Morgenthau on International Morality...
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