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Just war, nonviolence, and nuclear deterrence: philosophers on war and peace

Wakefield, N.H.: Longwood Academic (1991)

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  1. The metaethical paradox of just war theory.Laurie Calhoun - 2001 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 4 (1):41-58.
    The traditional requirements upon the waging of a just war are ostensibly independent, but in actual practice each tenet is subject ultimately to the interpretation of a legitimate authority, whose declaration becomes the necessary and sufficient condition. While just war theory presupposes that some acts are absolutely wrong, it also implies that the killing of innocents can be rendered permissible through human decree. Nations are conventionally delimited, and leaders are conventionally appointed. Any group of people could band together to form (...)
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