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War: an enquiry
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New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2017].
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xv, 268 pages ; 22 cm
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355.0201 G783 2017
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"A renowned philosopher challenges long-held views on just wars, ethical conduct during war, why wars occur, how they alter people and societies, and more For residents of the twenty-first century, a vision of a future without warfare is almost inconceivable. Though wars are terrible and destructive, they also seem unavoidable. In this original and deeply considered book, A. C. Grayling examines, tests, and challenges the concept of war. He proposes that a deeper, more accurate understanding of war may enable us to reduce its frequency, mitigate its horrors, and lessen the burden of its consequences. Grayling explores the long, tragic history of war and how warfare has changed in response to technological advances. He probes much-debated theories concerning the causes of war and considers positive changes that may result from war. How might these results be achieved without violence? In a profoundly wise conclusion, the author envisions "just war theory" in new moral terms, taking into account the lessons of World War II and the Holocaust and laying down ethical principles for going to war and for conduct during war."--Provided by publisher.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-257) and index.
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"A renowned philosopher challenges long-held views on just wars, ethical conduct during war, why wars occur, how they alter people and societies, and more For residents of the twenty-first century, a vision of a future without warfare is almost inconceivable. Though wars are terrible and destructive, they also seem unavoidable. In this original and deeply considered book, A. C. Grayling examines, tests, and challenges the concept of war. He proposes that a deeper, more accurate understanding of war may enable us to reduce its frequency, mitigate its horrors, and lessen the burden of its consequences. Grayling explores the long, tragic history of war and how warfare has changed in response to technological advances. He probes much-debated theories concerning the causes of war and considers positive changes that may result from war. How might these results be achieved without violence? In a profoundly wise conclusion, the author envisions "just war theory" in new moral terms, taking into account the lessons of World War II and the Holocaust and laying down ethical principles for going to war and for conduct during war."--Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Grayling, A. C. (2017). War: an enquiry. New Haven ; London, Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grayling, A. C.. 2017. War: An Enquiry. New Haven ; London, Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grayling, A. C., War: An Enquiry. New Haven ; London, Yale University Press, 2017.

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Grayling, A. C.. War: An Enquiry. New Haven ; London, Yale University Press, 2017.

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