Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense: Classical and Contemporary Readings PHIL 272 001 Spring 2011 Dey Hall 307 TTh 3:30-4:45pm Description
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Phil 272 Reading Kant Peace
Immanuel Kant Perpetual Peace and Other Essays Perpetual Peace (Containing the Preliminary
Articles for Perpetual Peace Among Nations), pages 107-111.
1. Purpose: Kants purpose is to highlight 6 articles that all states need to
Phil 272 Reading Kant
Immanuel Kant Perpetual Peace and Other Essays Idea for a Universal History with a
Cosmopolitan Intent pages 29-39.
1. Purpose: In this essay, Kant argues that the seeming unpredictability and selfinterest of individuals is actually
Phil 272 Notes 4
Walzer extreme emergency
- Good example is allied bombing of Germany WWII
- The bad of bombing cities outweighed by trying to end war sooner
- Extreme evil of Nazi power
- argument has its problems
- Coady: Dangerous because you are sayin
Phil 272 Notes 3
Walzers Dirty Hands theory:
-Wants to keep seriousness of killing civilians by saying it is wrong- but ought to do it. (does
give guidance: should do)
-Only time it is permissible is to save the state
-saving it from an immensely evil reg
Phil 272 Notes 2
Intuitionism: Morality consists of a number of prima facie obligations discovered not by
utilitarian reflection but by intuition. You just know these things, no calculation necessary.
Prima facie is not absolute. When rules conflict yo
Phil 272 Notes
Terrorism violates the jus in bello principle of discrimination.
Some argue it is permissible under Supreme Emergency (allows limited collateral damage:
An exception to the jus in bello principle: never intentionally attack non-combatants.
Phil 272 Kant thesis notes 3
Thesis: A philosophical attempt to work out a universal history of the world in accord with the
plan of nature that aims at a perfect civic union of the human species must be regarded as
possible and even as helpful to this ob
Phil 272 Kant Thesis 2
Thesis: The problem of establishing a perfect civil constitution depends on the problem of lawgoverned external relations among nations and cannot be solved unless the latter is.
- This seems to be the most important thesis in regar
Phil 272 Kant Thesis
Thesis: The means that nature uses to bring about the development of all of mans capacities is
the antagonism among them in society, as far as in the end this antagonism is the cause of lawgoverned order in society.
- Kant describes t
Phil 272 Continued Kant Notes
No nation shall forcibly interfere with the constitution and government of another.
1. What can justify them doing so?
- The citizens of a nation have the right to struggle against themselves to settle an internal