In Defence of War Hardback
Christian Realism and Just Force
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In Defence of War
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Less cynical and more empirically realistic about human nature than Hobbes, it holds that nations desire to be morally virtuous and right, and not only to be safe and fat. And aspiring to practical realism, it argues that love and the doctrine of double effect can survive combat; and that the constraints of proportionality, while real, are nevertheless sufficiently permissive to encompass Britain's belligerency in 1914-18. Finally, in a painstaking analysis of the Iraq invasion of 2003, In Defence of War culminates in an account of how the various criteria of just war should be thought together. It also concludes that, all things considered, the invasion was justified.
In Defence of War by Nigel Biggar was published by Oxford University Press in September 2013. The ISBN for In Defence of War is 9780199672615.
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|Page last updated||19th November 2016|
|Author / Artist||Nigel Biggar|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press (September 2013)|
|Number of Pages||384|