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The Moral Basis of National Interests
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absolute priority principle anticipatory appeasement argu assessment assumption behalf cause chapter concern conflict consequentialist principle consider deontological effect Emmerich de Vattel first-person behaviour first-person morality foreign policy harm principle humanitarian intervention ibid idea illegitimate implies indeterminacy innocent integrity and prosperity international law jus ad bellum jus in bello justified Kellogg-Briand Pact Kennan killing legal rules legitimate lethal aggression matter means of force ment military action moral considerations moral principles moral thinking Mytilene national citizens national obligation national self-defence normative force object objectivist offensive particular permissible permitted person political leaders positional duty pragmatic preventive primary national interests problem promise question raison d'etat reasons of action response right of national right of self-defence risk role rules of jus slippery slope sovereignty suggests supererogatory action territory thesis of equivalence thesis of non-equivalence things things considered threat tion tional trustee unjust Vattel vicarious action warrant well-being wrong