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How to end a war, essays on justice, peace, and repair, edited by Graham Parsons, United States Military Academy, West Point, Mark A. Wilson, Villanova University.

How and when should we end a war? What place should the pathways to a war's end have in war planning and decision-making? This volume treats the topic of ending war as part and parcel of how wars begin and how they are fought - a unique, complex problem, worthy of its own conversation. New essays by leading thinkers and practitioners in the fields of philosophical ethics, international relations, and military law reflect on the problem and show that it is imperative that we address not only the resolution of war, but how and if a war as waged can accommodate a future peace. The essays collectively solidify the topic and underline its centrality to the future of military ethics, strategy, and war
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half-title page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The Ethics of War after the Longest War -- Chapter 1 The Lament of the Demobilized -- When Justification Comes to Grief -- War, the Face, the Face-to-Face -- The Face as Site of Revelation -- Chapter 2 Moral Injury and Moral Failure -- Introduction -- Experiences of Moral Injury -- Reactive Attitudes -- Right and Wrong Kinds of Reasons -- The Unthinkable -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3 Stoic Grit, Moral Injury, and Resilience -- Case of Accidental Killing -- A Tension: Moral Injury vs. Stoic Resilience -- Moral Injury and Reactive Attitudes -- Stoic Emotions and the Moral Progressor -- The Tears of Alcibiades -- Seneca's Plea for Mercy -- A Plea for Self-Empathy -- Chapter 4 Political Humiliation and the Sense of Replacement -- Humiliation in Politics -- The Sense of Replacement -- Why We Need to Understand the Sense of Replacement -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5 Minimum Moral Thresholds at War's End -- Just War Theory and Transitional Justice: A Brief Overview -- Just War Theory -- Transitional Justice -- The Critical Turn -- Minimal Thresholds for Normative Success -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6 Ending Endless Wars -- Understanding Endless Wars -- Explaining Endless Wars -- Ending Endless Wars -- Chapter 7 Forever Wars: Time and Value in War -- Endless Wars and Jus ad Bellum -- Proportionality and Indeterminacy -- Time-Relative Value and Proportionality -- Discounting Human Costs -- Conclusion -- Chapter 8 Two Conceptions of the Proportionality Budget for Jus Ex Bello -- The Impersonal Value Conception -- The Personal Value Conception -- Distinctions in Value -- Disrespect and the Pacifist Challenge -- Both Smooth and Chunky -- Concluding Comments -- Chapter 9 Toward a Post Bellum Lieber Code
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
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1 online resource (ix, 234 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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