The philosophy of war and peace - by Jenny Teichman

Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (1):114-116 (2009)
Abstract
Wars have been entered into as a means of gaining property, taking slaves and dominating and controlling peoples. The pacifist claims that no form of war can ever be justified. By contrast, just war theory holds that it is possible for a war to be morally justified, an idea that underlies much international law, as can be seen in the Geneva Conventions. Teichman introduces us to such thinkers as Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Hugo Grotius, John Rawls and Elizabeth Anscombe on the very idea of a just war.
Keywords Just War  Pacifism  Double effect  Ius in Bellum  Ius ad Bellum
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