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The nature of peace and the morality of armed conflict

The nature of peace and the morality of armed conflict

Demont-Biaggi, Florian, editor

This book explores topical issues in military ethics by according peace a central role within an interdisciplinary framework. Starting with an overview of Kantian perspectives on peace, it moves to discussions of the Just War debates, religious conceptualizations of peace, and the role of peace in modern war technology and cyber-security. This book explores topical issues in military ethics by according peace a central role within an interdisciplinary framework. Whilst war and peace have traditionally been viewed through the lens of philosophical enquiry, political issues and theological ideas - as well as common sense - have also influenced people's understanding of armed conflicts with regards to both the moral issues they raise and the policies and actions they require. Comprised of fourteen essays on the role and application of peace, the book places emphasis on it's philosophical, moral, theological, technological, and practical implications. Starting with an overview of Kantian perspectives on peace, it moves to discussions of the Just War debates, religious conceptualizations of peace, and the role of peace in modern war technology and cyber-security. Finally concluding with discussions of the psychological and medical impacts of war and peace on both the individual and the larger society, this collection offers a contribution to the field and will be of interest to a wide audience.Chapters 4, 6 and 10 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

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Published Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

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Statement of responsibility: edited by Florian Demont-Biaggi
ISBN: 3319571230, 9783319571232
Physical Description: 333 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: War Moral and ethical aspects.; Military ethics.; Society.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783319571225

Contents

  1. Part 1: Policy-Making and the Nature of Peace.- Part 2: Just War Debates.- Part 3: Religious Perspectives on Peace.- Part 4: Peace and War Technology.- Part 5: Voices from the Real World.