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The Resource Kant and the end of war : a critique of just war theory, Howard Williams, Professor in Political Theory, Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth., (electronic resource :)

Kant and the end of war : a critique of just war theory, Howard Williams, Professor in Political Theory, Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth., (electronic resource :)

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Kant and the end of war : a critique of just war theory
Title
Kant and the end of war
Title remainder
a critique of just war theory
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Howard Williams, Professor in Political Theory, Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
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Summary
Kant stands almost unchallenged as one of the major thinkers of the European Enlightenment. This book brings the ideas of his critical philosophy to bear on one of the leading political and legal questions of our age: under what circumstances, if any, is recourse to war legally and morally justifiable? This issue was strikingly brought to the fore by the 2003 war in Iraq. The book critiques the tradition of just war thinking and suggests how international law and international relations can be viewed from an alternative perspective that aims at a more pacific system of states. Instead of seeing the theory of just war as providing a stabilizing context within which international politics can be carried out, Williams argues that the theory contributes to the current unstable international condition. The just war tradition is not the silver lining in a generally dark horizon but rather an integral feature of the dark horizon of current world politics. Kant was one of the first and most profound thinkers to moot this understanding of just war reasoning and his work remains a crucial starting point for a critical theory of war today
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Williams, Howard
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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International political theory.
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  • Kant, Immanuel
  • Just war doctrine
  • War (Philosophy)
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Kant and the end of war : a critique of just war theory, Howard Williams, Professor in Political Theory, Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth., (electronic resource :)
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Made available online by ebrary
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The Motif of War in Kant's Critical Philosophy -- Kant and Just War Theory: The Problem Outlined -- Perpetual Peace and the Case against Just War Theory -- The Metaphysics of Morals and the Case for a Just War Theory -- Bringing the Argument Together: How to Avoid being a Sorry Comforter whilst Dealing with the International State of Nature -- Kantian Perspectives on Foreign Intervention -- The Hegelian Premises of Contemporary Just War Theory and their Kantian Critique -- Conclusion: The Critique of Just War Theory
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1 online resource (204 p.)
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online
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9780230244207
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)769138006
  • (OCoLC)769138006
Label
Kant and the end of war : a critique of just war theory, Howard Williams, Professor in Political Theory, Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth., (electronic resource :)
Publication
Note
Made available online by ebrary
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The Motif of War in Kant's Critical Philosophy -- Kant and Just War Theory: The Problem Outlined -- Perpetual Peace and the Case against Just War Theory -- The Metaphysics of Morals and the Case for a Just War Theory -- Bringing the Argument Together: How to Avoid being a Sorry Comforter whilst Dealing with the International State of Nature -- Kantian Perspectives on Foreign Intervention -- The Hegelian Premises of Contemporary Just War Theory and their Kantian Critique -- Conclusion: The Critique of Just War Theory
Extent
1 online resource (204 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230244207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)769138006
  • (OCoLC)769138006

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