Terrorism, Armed Struggle Table of contents Introduction 1. Self-defence 2. War and self-defence 3. The conditions of jus ad bellum 4. Just wars?

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Terrorism, Armed Struggle Table of contents Introduction 1. Self-defence 2. War and self-defence 3. The conditions of jus ad bellum 4. Just wars? The conditions of jus in bello 6. The moral status of combatants 7. Non-Combatant Immunity 8. Challenges to non-combatant immunity 9. The moral status of terrorism Terrorists, torture and just war theory Remote warefare It is accessible, lucid, and comprehensive in its coverage of the central issues.

As one of the foremost writers on the ethics of war, Frowe here not only surveys and authoritatively explains the debates but also enters them, making original, insightful, and important contributions of her own. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through graduate students; practitioners and general readers.

Helen Frowe deserves to be praised for making philosophy accessible, relevant and exciting. It is in this polemical context that Helen Frowe has produced this valuable survey of recent debates on the ethics of war. Especially noteworthy is the discussion of the morality of terrorism, particularly in view of the killing of Osama bin Laden.

The book succeeds brilliantly in setting out the major issues involved in the contemporary debates about just war theory and in revising the orthodox school as represented by Michael Walzer. It is well written and argued in a good philosophical style.


The Ethics of War and Peace : An Introduction

Paul Getty Trust convened a meeting at the British Academy in London to discuss the need for an international framework to protect cultural heritage in zones of armed conflict. To further explore these questions, the Trust subsequently launched the series J. In this third issue of the series, philosophers Helen Frowe and Derek Matravers pose a key question: what is the appropriate response to attacks on cultural heritage? They assert that we must more carefully consider the morality of using deadly military force to protect cultural heritage. Frowe and Matravers question the leading argument that there is a causal relationship between the destruction of cultural heritage and genocide, and they further argue that the defense of heritage must not be treated with the same weight or urgency—and thus should not be protected according to the same international policies—as the defense of human lives. By calling for expanded theory, empirical data, and the consideration of morality in the crafting of international resolutions, Frowe and Matravers present a compelling, thoughtful critique that stimulates debate on this critical topic. Accessed Aug.



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