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Publisher Comments:

Michael Walzer is one of the worlds most eminent philosophers on the subject of war and ethics. Now, for the first time since his classic Just and Unjust Wars was published almost three decades ago, this volume brings together his most provocative arguments about contemporary military conflicts and the ethical issues they raise.
The essays in the book are divided into three sections. The first deals with issues such as humanitarian intervention, emergency ethics, and terrorism. The second consists of Walzers responses to particular wars, including the first Gulf War, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq. And the third presents an essay in which Walzer imagines a future in which war might play a less significant part in our lives. In his introduction, Walzer reveals how his thinking has changed over time.
Written during a period of intense debate over the proper use of armed force, this book gets to the heart of difficult problems and argues persuasively for a moral perspective on war.

About the Author

Michael Walzer is UPS Foundation Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of more than a dozen books, including On Toleration, The Jewish Political Tradition, Volumes I and II, and 50 Years of Dissent, all published by Yale University Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300103656
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven, CT
Author:
Walzer, Michael
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
War
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Just war doctrine
Subject:
Intervention.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Intervention (International law)
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
107-952
Publication Date:
20060112
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.45 lb

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