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dc.contributor.advisorVallentyne, Petereng
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Crystaleng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 6, 2012).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Peter Vallentyne, Ph.D.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012.eng
dc.description"May 2012"eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] My project is to offer a new answer to the traditional question: What can justify the resort to war? I defend substantive accounts of the Just Cause and Justifying Cause conditions: the reasons that can make it just and permissible (respectively) to go to war against our opponents. My contention is that each of these requires us to focus on the rights of our individual opponents, and that once we do this, it becomes evident that conventional warfare is hardly ever just, or even justified. This is because (1) it is unjust to intentionally subject the morally innocent to a high risk of being intentionally killed, (2) it is very difficult even to justify doing this, and (3) conventional warfare involves imposing a substantial amount of such risk. I argue that morality requires us to either stop fighting wars, or target them more narrowly against those most responsible for the wrongful threats we seek to prevent (usually the military and political leaders).eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentvii, 220 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc872569485eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/15159eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/15159
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.subjectwareng
dc.subjecthuman rightseng
dc.subjectjust causeeng
dc.subjectethicseng
dc.titleJustifying war : an account of just and merely justifying causes for wareng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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