Contemporary Moral Problems: War, Terrorism, Torture and by James E. White

By James E. White

Excerpted chapters from the 9th version of White modern ethical difficulties made on hand to supply readers with a short anthology for the research of the ethics of conflict, terrorism, torture, and assassination. Supported with challenge instances, an illuminating introductory essay, and examine questions, this article is going to interact scholars in a single of the main the most important ethical debates of our time. Readings representing divergent viewpoints will problem them to improve their very own severe positions. this article is obtainable both as a standalone reader or should be bundled with the other Wadsworth name.

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Has simply chosen the bits of the law model and the bits of the war model that are most convenient for American interests, and ignored the rest. S. does not want them to have rights. The more rights they have, the more risk they pose. But Americans’ urgent desire to minimize our risks doesn’t make other people’s rights disappear. Calling our policy a War on Terrorism obscures this point. The theoretical basis of the objection is that the law model and the war model each comes as a package, with a kind of intellectual integrity.

Eds. Ethics and Foreign Intervention. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. A collection of essays exploring the ethics and legality of secession and humanitarian intervention. A few essays offer qualified support for humanitarian intervention on the basis of the just war tradition. Several contributions articulate a normative and pragmatic “critique of interventionism,” concluding that “altruistic wars” are seldom, if ever, justified. Childress, James F. ” Theological Studies 39 (1978).

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