Just and unjust wars ( edition) | Open LibraryBy minimizing the human standpoint, however, Kelley overlooks both Eckhart's dialectical play between perspectives and his uncanny knack for expressing divine knowledge in human language. A more comprehensive interpretation would attend precisely to those " edges of language " Van Buren where the inversion of perspectives occurs. Such an explicitly hermeneutical approach would also involve thinking with Eckhart, and would owe a great deal to Mei. New York: Basic Books, Modern weaponry, ideology, and disregard for the moral rules dictated by the right to life have combined to made modern warfare savage beyond compare. An important attempt to reestablish the authority of moral rules in warfare has been made in Michael Walzer's ]itSt and Unjust Wars. This book is a much-needed study of the judgments of contemporary international lawyers and moral philosophers of the justice and morality of modern forms of warfare.
Michael Walzer on Just War Theory
Just and unjust wars : a moral argument with historical illustrations
Michael Walzer: What is justice?
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. He endows the overwhelming majority of civilians with almost absolute immunity from military attack on the ground that they aren't responsible for the war their country is waging, whether just or unjust. I argue that Walzer is much too lenient on both soldiers and civilians. Soldiers fighting for a just cause and soldiers fighting for an unjust one are not morally equal. A substantial proportion of civilians in a democracy are responsible, to a significant degree, for their country's unjust war.