The Just War: An American Reflection on the Morality of War in Our Time

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IVAN R DEE Incorporated, 2004 - History - 217 pages
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War, Peter Temes writes, is always wrong but sometimes necessary. With that principle at its center, this book offers a critical history of Just War thinking, beginning with ancient epics and extending through American responses to the terrorist attacks of September 11. Temes (Antioch New England Graduate School) presents material he used for courses on the moral principles of war that he taught at Harvard and the University of Chicago. He combines a tour of history about ideas of just war, with a personal meditation trying to connect those ideas with today's world.

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Peter Temes carefully examines diverse traditions of Just War thinking and adds thoughtful commentary and updates, outlining his best, and very sensible, ideas about what Just War doctrine looks like in the twenty-first century. Read full review

The just war: an American reflection on the morality of war in our time

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Temes, president of Antioch New England Graduate School and author of Against School Reform, delivers a philosophical argument about the ethics of war; he not only wants to inform readers but to ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Peter S. Temes’ s previous books include Teaching Leadership, Against School Reform (and in Praise of Great Teaching), and The Just War. He teaches in the Core Curriculum at Columbia University and has been a consultant to Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, British Telecom, and other multibillion-dollar firms.

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