Res Publica 14 (4):313-316 (2008)

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The article is a brief response to Jacob Blair’s critique of David Rodin’s argument in War and Self-Defense that there are circumstances in which war conceivably could be justified not as self-defence, but as law enforcement or punishment. It argues that while Rodin’s position potentially is less dilemmatic than Blair suggests, Blair nevertheless usefully highlights tensions within it. Blair’s own argument in favour of ar as law-enforcement is suggestive, but in no way conclusive.
Keywords Ethics of war  Self-defense  National defense  Aggression  David Rodin
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DOI 10.1007/s11158-008-9076-9
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