War and Self Defense

Oxford University Press (2002)

Abstract

When is it right to go to war? The most persuasive answer to this question has always been 'in self-defense'. In a penetrating new analysis, bringing together moral philosophy, political science, and law, David Rodin shows what's wrong with this answer. He proposes a comprehensive new theory of the right of self-defense which resolves many of the perplexing questions that have dogged both jurists and philosophers. Winner of the American Philosophical Association Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize

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War and Self-Defense.David Rodin - 2004 - Ethics and International Affairs 18 (1):63–68.

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