War, Torture and Terrorism: Ethics and War in the 21st Century

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David Rodin
John Wiley & Sons, Oct 29, 2007 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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This collection by leading scholars represents state of the art writings on the ethics of war.

  • Many of the most important and contested controversies in modern war receive comprehensive discussion: the practice of torture, terrorism, assassination and targeted killing, the bombing of civilians in war, humanitarian intervention, and the invasion of Iraq
  • Analytical introduction provides a guide to recent developments in the ethics of war
  • An excellent overview for general readers interested in the current debate and controversies over the ethics of war
 

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Contents

Introduction
4
NationalDefence After Rodin
Rob Lawlor Michael L Gross
Closing the Gap Between Theory
A Morally Justified Resort to War 51
Moral Tragedies Supreme Emergencies and NationalDefence 71
Torture The Case for Dirty Harry and against Alan Dershowitz 97
a Refutation of the TickingBomb
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David Rodin holds research posts at the University of Oxford and the Australian National University and is a leading expert in the ethics of war. His previous books include The Ethics of War: Shared Problems in Different Traditions and War and Self-Defense (2006), which received the APA Sharp Prize. He has worked as a teacher and consultant for NATO, the European Science Foundation, UNESCO and the British Military.

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