Just War in the Thought of Paul Ramsey

Journal of Religious Ethics 19 (2):183-207 (1991)
Abstract
An effort to recover and explicate the idea of just war in Christian terms spans Paul Ramsey's career for almost four decades, from his earliest book to his last. His writings on this subject constitute one of the most important thematic and substantive contributions of his thought. This essay begins with a summary of classical just war tradition and assesses the relation of Ramsey's conception of just war to it. Then it examines that conception in detail, focusing on three topics: the core idea of Christian love as an absolute moral norm expressed in the principle of discrimination, Ramsey's conversionist understanding of history and of politics that undergirds his argument from both discrimination and proportionality in conversation with the secular policy community, and the imbalance between treatment of the "jus in hello and the jus ad helium" in Ramsey's just war thought. Emphasis throughout is given to the influence of the contexts of debate in which Ramsey developed his ideas
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 30,798
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Paul Ramsey and the Recovery of the Just War Idea.James Turner Johnson - 2002 - Journal of Military Ethics 1 (2):136-144.
Some Rejoinders.Paul Ramsey - 1976 - Journal of Religious Ethics 4 (2):185-237.
"Et Quod Vis Fac": Paul Ramsey and Augustinian Ethics.Scott Davis - 1991 - Journal of Religious Ethics 19 (2):31 - 69.
Natural Law as a Language for the Ethics of War.James T. Johnson - 1975 - Journal of Religious Ethics 3 (2):217-242.
Paul Ramsey's Just-War Doctrine.J. T. Johnson - 1994 - Studies in Christian Ethics 7 (2):152-154.
Paul Ramsey's Just - War Doctrine.D. Attwood - 1994 - Studies in Christian Ethics 7 (2):155-155.
The Just War Idea: The State of the Question.James Turner Johnson - 2006 - Social Philosophy and Policy 23 (1):167-195.
Love as the Basic Moral Principle in Paul Ramsey's Ethics.Charles E. Harris Jr - 1976 - Journal of Religious Ethics 4 (2):239 - 258.
Ramsey’s Ramsey-Sentences.Stathis Psillos - 2006 - Vienna Circle Institute Yearbook 12:67-90.
The Non-Governing Conception of Laws of Nature.Helen Beebee - 2000 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 61 (3):571-594.
Ramsey's Tests.B. H. Slater - 2004 - Synthese 141 (3):431-444.
Added to PP index
2011-05-29

Total downloads
25 ( #210,236 of 2,202,706 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #149,904 of 2,202,706 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature