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War and peace in contemporary social and philosophical theory.

Irving Louis Horowitz

War and peace in contemporary social and philosophical theory.

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Published by Humanities Press in New York .
Written in English


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Horowitz, Irving Louis. War and peace in contemporary social and philosophical theory. London: Souvenir Press, ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published in U.S. as The Idea of war and peace in contemporary philosophy.

Description. War and Peace (pre-reform Russian: Война и миръ; post-reform Russian: Война и мир, romanized: Vojna i mir [vɐjˈna i ˈmʲir]) is a novel by the Russian author Leo Tolstoy, published serially, then in its entirety in It is regarded as one of Tolstoy's finest literary achievements and remains a classic of world literature.

The novel chronicles the French invasion of Author: Leo Tolstoy. The Ethics of War and Peace is a fresh and contemporary introduction to one of the oldest but still most relevant ethical debates. It introduces students to contemporary Just War Theory in a stimulating and engaging way, perfect for those approaching the topic for the first time/5(5).

The Ethics of War and Peace is a lively introduction to one of the oldest but still most relevant ethical debates. Focusing on the philosophical questions surrounding the ethics of modern war, Helen Frowe presents contemporary just war theory in a stimulating and accessible way/5(4).

Peace as a social contract is an abstraction within the idea of a conflict helix, which is part of social field theory. This theory provides an explanation of conflict, violence, war, and peace. So much, I trust, was made clear in Vol. 2: The Conflict Helix and Vol.

4: War, Power, Peace. The Meanings of Peace Peace, like many theoretical terms, is difficult to define. Like happiness, harmony, justice, and freedom, peace is something we often recognize by its absence.

Consequently, Johan Galtung, a founder of peace studies and peace research, has proposed the important distinction between “positive” and “negative” Size: KB. Perhaps the greatest and most influential work in the philosophy of war is On War by Carl von combines observations on strategy with questions about human nature and the purpose of war.

Clausewitz especially examines the teleology of war: whether war is a means to an end outside itself or whether it can be an end in itself. He concludes that the latter cannot be so, and that war. This book articulates a cosmopolitan theory of the principles which ought to regulate belligerents' conduct in the aftermath of war.

Throughout, it relies on the fundamental principle that all human beings, wherever they reside, have rights to the freedoms and resources which they need to lead a flourishing life, and that national and political borders are largely irrelevant to the conferral. War and Peace is as much an historical treatise as it is a novel and I became as engaged in the story of the Napoleonic war in Russia as in the lives of the principal characters.

At over pages long, this book may seem daunting but I urge anyone to read it, and like me, you may find it the one of the most rewarding book you will ever read/5().

_The Ethics of War and Peace_ is a fresh and contemporary introduction to one of the oldest but still most relevant ethical debates.

It introduces students to contemporary Just War Theory in a stimulating and engaging way, perfect for those approaching the topic. It is thus a social contract--an agreement or understanding that enables social cooperation and coexistence.

Peace is therefore bound into the social process. Social order, and thus peace, is a phase in the process of social adjustment between individual psychological worlds. Obviously. All this is but a charcoal sketch of conflict and war.

Emergence of peace tools in the League of Nations and the UN system Paradise Now, silkscreen and paint on canvas Peace through health working model Breaking the chain of war: medical peace action in a framework of prevention viii. The main thesis of my dissertation is that Kant has a just war theory, and it is universal just war theory, not a traditional just war theory.

This is supported by first establishing the history of secular just war theory, specifically through a consideration of the work of Hugo Grotius, Rights of War and Peace. The Ethics of War and Peace is a lively introduction to one of the oldest but still most relevant ethical debates.

Focusing on the philosophical questions surrounding the ethics of modern war, Helen Frowe presents contemporary just war theory in a stimulating and accessible way/5(38).

This book presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to the diverse and wide-ranging ethical aspects of war and peace. In a fair-minded and engaging analysis, Nigel Dower introduces the different ethical theories in traditional and contemporary debates - realism, just war theory and pacifism - and subjects each to detailed critical Edition:   Introduce your students to the major perspectives in ethical theory and a broad range of contemporary moral debates using MacKinnon/Fiala's ETHICS: THEORY AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES, Eighth Edition.

Illuminating overviews and a selection of readings from traditional and contemporary sources make even complex philosophical concepts reader-friendly.3/5(2). Though wars are terrible and destructive, they also seem unavoidable.

In this original and deeply considered book, A. 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.

In Russia's struggle with Napoleon, Tolstoy saw a tragedy that involved all mankind. Greater than a historical chronicle, War and Peace is an affirmation of life itself, `a complete picture', as a contemporary reviewer put it, `of everything in which people find their happiness and Cited by:   A Russian author of novels, short stories, plays, and philosophical essays, Count Leo Tolstoy () was born into an aristocratic family and is best known for the epic books War and Peace and Anna Karenina, regarded as two of the greatest works of Russian literature.

After serving in the Crimean War, Tolstoy retired to his estate and devoted himself to writing, farming, and raising his /5(96). Translated by Louise & Aylmer Maude.

With an Introduction by Henry and Olga Claridge, University of Kent at Canterbury. 'War and Peace' is a vast epic centred on Napoleon's war with Russia. While it expresses Tolstoy's view that history is an inexorable process which man cannot influence, he peoples his great novel with a cast of over five hundred characters.4/5(2).

Armed conflict may appear to be in long term decline, but the intractability and destructiveness of contemporary conflicts make conflict resolution as urgent and necessary as ever.

The Contemporary Conflict Resolution Reader is the first comprehensive survey of the field as it has evolved over the last fifty years, bringing together the seminal writings of its founders with the cutting-edge. The rational essence of the military-mind sequence is encoded in zero-sum game theory which is almost universally presupposed in military and geopolitical strategic thinking (as Anatol Rapaport points out in his Contributions of Game Theory to Peace Education in Nuclear War: The Search for Solutions ed.

Thomas L Perry and Dianne De Mille. Carl von Clausewitz's On War has been called, "not simply the greatest, but the only truly great book on war." It is an extraordinary attempt to construct an all-embracing theory of how war works.

Its coherence and ambition are unmatched by other military literature.4/5. Book Description. The Ethics of War and Peace is a lively introduction to one of the oldest but still most relevant ethical debates.

Focusing on the philosophical questions surrounding the ethics of modern war, Helen Frowe presents contemporary just war theory in a stimulating and accessible way. This Element surveys the field of defense, peace, and war economics with particular emphasis on the contributions made by Austrian economists.

I first review treatments of defense, peace, and war by the classical economists. I then discuss the rise of a distinct and systematic defense, peace, and war economics field of study starting in the s. PEACE, WAR, AND PHILOSOPHY.

Speculation about war and peace as conditions of interstate relations has tended to divide thinkers into two groups — those who regard war as inevitable, perhaps even desirable, and those who consider it an evil capable of being replaced by lasting peace through good will or improved social arrangements.

The first group is sometimes described as "realist" and the. And thus, the contemporary Democratic Peace Theory is essentially based on the imperial evidence of no wars among democracies.

Of course, this proposition is questionable. First of all, it is difficult to define their true democracy, how to define true democracy, how to define war, what kind of clash should we understand as a real war.

This book presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to the diverse and wide-ranging ethical aspects of war and peace. In a fair-minded and engaging analysis, Nigel Dower introduces the different ethical theories in traditional and contemporary debates – realism, just war theory and pacifism – and subjects each to detailed critical scrutiny.

He frames these debates within a related Author: Nigel Dower. When is war justified. What makes a just war. These are difficult questions to answer, but particularly so for Christians, followers of Jesus, who suffered violence without responding in kind.

One philosopher-theologian who wrestled with these issues was Thomas Aquinas. Gregory Reichberg, research professor at the Peace Research Institute.

A re-reading of Augustine’s theory of war and peace can be fruitfully advanced if we better understand his comprehensive concept of peace as the harmonic interaction of individuals with each. Just War Theory has a long history in the western intellectual tradition.

Augustine commented on the morality of war from a Christian perspective, as did several Arabic commentators from the 9th to the 12th centuries. But St. Thomas Aquinas provided the most celebrated and still discussed the main outlines of just war theory.

Just War Theory traditionally has two sets of criteria. Full text of " War And Peace " See other formats. TEXT FLY WITHIN THE BOOK ONLY Tight Binding Book CO > UJ ft m OUP 10, Copies. OSMANIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Call No ^^L Accession No ^95 gg Author -j- > y^ Title W*' (*~' This book should bc^rcturned on or before the date last marked below.

War and. The Ethics of War and Peace is the ideal textbook for students studying philosophy, politics and international : Frowe, Helen. Sample for: Conflict After the Cold War: Arguments on Causes of War and Peace Summary Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Richard Bettsrsquo;sConflict After the Cold Warassembles classic and contemporary readings that argue about the shape of international conflict in this post-Cold War and post-9/11 : Longman, Inc.

Galtung's (, ) negative and positive peace concepts also help explain the state-based approach of war prevention (i.e., state security) versus the human-centered approach of pro-social. Engaging faith and pacifism. Ted Grimsrud [This article is a substantial revision of an earlier article that was published as, “Whither Contemporary Anabaptist Theology,” in Ted Grimsrud, Embodying the Way of Jesus: Anabaptist Convictions for the Twenty-First Century (Wipf & Stock Publishers, ), It was written in but has not been published in this form.].

Peace and conflict studies is a social science field that identifies and analyzes violent and nonviolent behaviours as well as the structural mechanisms attending conflicts (including social conflicts), with a view towards understanding those processes which lead to a more desirable human condition.

A variation on this, peace studies (irenology), is an interdisciplinary effort aiming at the. This book sets the record straight by surveying the wide range of texts in his literary corpus that have bearing on peace and the ethics of war. Thereby emerges a coherent and nuanced picture of just war as set within his systematic moral by: 5.

What emerges is a synthesis of philosophy, history of warfare, political theory, and contemporary strategy, which describes how the ideas that are central to the nature of war have developed in the context of changing social, political, and technological environments, and proposes a meeting ground for the integration of the philosophy and.

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Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Contemporary Moral Problems: War, Terrorism, Torture and Assassination: Edition : James E.

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/ 2: 1 – 25 () ‘War and Intervention’, in Robert Jubb, Patrick.A study of selected topics in Postcolonial Theory. Investigates the philosophical presuppositions of these topics and the relationship between modern philosophy and European Colonialism. PAGS CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL THOUGHT focusing on problems of the international law of war and peace (international humanitarian law), and questions of.