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The Nuclear dilemma and the just war tradition

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Published by Lexington Books in Lexington, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear warfare -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Just war doctrine -- Congresses.,
  • Deterrence (Strategy) -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Nuclear warfare -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by William V. O"Brien, John Langan.
    ContributionsO"Brien, William Vincent., Langan, John, 1940-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsU263 .N754 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 260 p. ;
    Number of Pages260
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2552154M
    ISBN 100669125997
    LC Control Number85045946

    The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons By T. V. Paul Stanford University Press, Read preview Overview Some Reflections on the Intersection of Law and Ethics in Cyber War By Dunlap, Charles J. Air & Space Power Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, January/February   Jeffrey Lewis, The Commission Report on the North Korean Nuclear Attacks Against the United States: A Speculative Novel (Mariner Books, ) Many of us believe that if nuclear missiles were to strike the United States, they would most likely come from North Korea. However, it is hard to dramatize this possibility or to make a convincing case for the exact pathway to a war.

    Reviews "This is the book that scholars interested in the ethics of war have been waiting for. It brings the just war tradition to life by showing both how it was debated and contested by political and military leaders as they grappled with the major conflicts of their day, and how it shaped those very conflicts. War and Moral Sanity: Nuclear Attacks. Octo they were following the noble precepts of the Just War tradition, which went into abeyance for a time but, Responses to the Critics of Pius XII; and is currently working on a book on the importance of inter-faith relations. Related Posts. War and Moral Sanity.

    Whose strategy was to (1) negotiate a strategic arms control treaty with the Soviet Union to cap each country's nuclear arsenal at relative parity (2) open diplomatic relations with China and thus create a three-way balance of power in Asia (rather than push the Soviets and Chinese together) (3) increase trade so there would be carrots (benefits) as well as sticks (punishment) in the U.S. with William V. O’Brien The Nuclear Dilemma and the Just War Tradition () and participated actively in the debate over the US Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Letter The Challenge of Peace ().


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@article{osti_, title = {The nuclear dilemma and the just war tradition}, author = {O'Brien, W.V. and Langan, J.}, abstractNote = {This book presents papers on the ethical aspects of nuclear weapons.

Topics considered include the concept of a ''just'' war, national defense, political aspects, religion and politics, the failure of deterrence, conventional warfare, nuclear deterrence and. The nuclear dilemma and the just war tradition / John Langan --Ethics in distress / David Hollenbach --Threats, values, and defense / James Turner Johnson --Justice, war, and politics / Gerald M.

Mara --Technological developments and the evaluation of war / James E. Dougherty --Between religion and politics / John Langan --The failure of. NOTES. 1 "U.S. at War," TIME, Vol. XLVI, No. 8 (Aug ) p 2 Speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Ap 3 Toward a New Security: Lessons of the Forty Years Since Trinity (Cambridge: Union of Concerned Scientists, ) p 4 "The Russell-Einstein Manifesto," in We Can Avert a Nuclear War, eds.

William Epstein and Lucy Webster (Cambridge:. Includes bibliographies and index The nuclear dilemma and the just war tradition / John Langan -- Ethics in distress / David Hollenbach -- Threats, values, and defense / James Turner Johnson -- Justice, war, and politics / Gerald M.

Mara -- Technological developments and the evaluation of war / James E. Dougherty -- Between religion and politics / John Langan -- The failure of deterrence and Pages: Abstract.

This book presents papers on nuclear deterrence. Topics considered include nuclear warfare, nuclear deterrence and the use of the just war doctrine, political aspects, human survival, moral aspects, the nuclear arms race, the ideology of nuclear deterrence, arms control, proliferation, and public opinion.

Many claim that nuclear deterrence is responsible for keeping peace between the superpowers in the post-World War II age. Yet nuclear deterrence has always made moralists, philosophers, and just plain people uncomfortable, based as it is on our own vulnerability and the threat to unleash nuclear weapons in response to aggression from enemies who seek to exploit this vulnerability.

Part I: The nuclear dilemma --a Christian peace approach / Myron S. Augsburger --Thinking Christianly on nuclear arms --Biblical realist perspectives --Justice-righteousness as a norm --Relating strategies to Christina ethics --Part II: Building peace in a nuclear world --a Christan defense of the just war tradition and democracy / Dean C.

Just war theory (Latin: jus bellum justum) is a doctrine, also referred to as a tradition, of military ethics studied by military leaders, theologians, ethicists and policy purpose of the doctrine is to ensure war is morally justifiable through a series of criteria, all of which must be met for a war to be considered criteria are split into two groups: "right to go to war.

More editions of The Nuclear Dilemma and the Just War Tradition: The Nuclear Dilemma and the Just War Tradition: ISBN () Hardcover, Lexington Books,   The book is organized around three intertwined themes: a historical account of the nonuse of nuclear weapons by the United States sincethe processes and factors linking rational self-interest and morality that led to the creation of the nuclear taboo, and the impact of the evolving nuclear taboo on US foreign policy.

This chapter examines the acute moral problems which the existence of nuclear weapons poses for all possible ethical viewpoints.

Against the background of the Just War tradition of analysis, it notes the difficulties which the possession of nuclear weapons, and willingness ultimately to contemplate their use, must entail—especially about jus in bello criteria—but sets alongside these the.

Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition [Charles, J. Daryl] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Between Pacifism and Jihad: Just War and Christian Tradition Over 20 years ago Christian social commentator Michael Novak wrote a book entitled Moral Clarity in the Nuclear Age.

In it he urged us to think Cited by: 5. The general issue of the validity of just-war thought with regard to nuclear war is a dividing line between two quite distinct general approaches to just-war ethics, which I will call “realist” and “nuclear pacifist,” and helps uncover their diverse goals for the use of just-war thought.

He takes contemporary issues in war and peace and holds them up to the just war tradition and carves a path between liberal and conservative assumptions on issues such as nuclear warfare, urban guerilla warfare, weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and their relation to a Christian political by:   The just war tradition stands as the moral and prudential alternative to both pacifism and realism.

It forms the only reasonable ethical basis for the understanding of state initiated force. As applied to questions of nuclear deterrence, just war theory is incompatible with Mutual Assured Destruction and with the threat of : Robert L. Phillips. Notes on the Just War Theory: Whose Justice, Which Wars.

Robert J. Myers It is generally accepted that the revival of American interest in the traditional concept of the “just war” began sometime during the undeclared war in Vietnam. Some might mark it with the publication of. The just-war tradition thus contained within itself a ius ad pacem that created the moral horizon against which the ius ad bellum and the ius in bello had to be addressed.

This tradition has special force in a modern world marked by the twin threats of nuclear or totalitarian holocaust. The following is an excerpt from the new book Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe, by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk, which takes the form of a series of interviews with MIT Professor Noam.

Behind the rhetoric lie vital questions: when is war just, and what means are acceptable even in the course of a just war. Originally published inin the wake of the first war against Iraq, Just War Theory explores this essential dilemma.

With a new preface by the editor, the essays in this indispensable collection move beyond the. William Vincent O'Brien is the author of The Conduct of Just and Limited War ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews, published ), The Love Commandment 5/5(1). 19 Judaism, War, and Weapons of Mass Destruction Reuven Kimelman 20 Between the Bible and the Holocaust: Three Sources for in part due to the cold war emphasis on nuclear weapons.

The ethical discussion needs to extend beyond nuclear traditions has focused on just war theory, a systematic effort to set limits on File Size: KB.Since the last “good war,” a debate has ensued over the moral legitimacy of the use of nuclear weapons, particularly against civilians.

The critics hold that it is a crime to incinerate civilians en masse; defenders commonly claim that the bombing was necessary to bring the war to .War is intense armed conflict between states, governments, societies, or paramilitary groups such as mercenaries, insurgents and is generally characterized by extreme violence, aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces.

Warfare refers to the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in general.