A Modern Theory of Just War

Author(s): Lackey, Douglas

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Abstract ON ITS PUBLICATION IN 1977, MICHAEL WALZER'S JUST AND UNJUST WARS WAS WIDELY AND JUSTLY HAILED AS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO POLITICAL THEORY. HOWEVER, THE BOOK'S EMPIRICAL RICHES AND DIGRESSIVE STYLE OFTEN BURIED THE ARGUMENT, AND THE BOOK'S THESES HAVE BEEN FREQUENTLY MISINTERPRETED, ESPECIALLY BY CRITICS ON THE LEFT. THIS ESSAY SUMMARIZES W'S TEXT AND REBUTE THE CRITICS.
Publication Title Ethics
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Publication Date 04/1982
URIs http://www.jstor.org/stable/2380738
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/292361
Keywords Just war doctrine
RECTITUDE, MORALITY, GOODNESS (ALSO IMMORALITY)
SCHOLARLY ENDEAVORS AND REVIEWS OF SCHOLARSHIP
THEORY BUILDING OR THEORETICAL APPROACH
WAR
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