Interpretations of conflict : ethics, pacifism, and the just-war tradition /

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Author / Creator:Miller, Richard Brian, 1953-
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Description:x, 294 p. ; 24 cm.
Subject:War -- Moral and ethical aspects
Just war doctrine
Deterrence (Strategy)
Deterrence (Strategy)
Just war doctrine.
War -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0226527964 (paper : acid-free paper) : $17.95 (est.)
0226527956 (cloth : acid-free paper) : $48.00 (est.)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part 1. Preliminary Investigations Introduction: Pluralism and Moral Discourse
  • The Lure of Self-Reflexivity Proceeding down the Low Road Terms for Interpretations of Conflict
  • 1. Prior Intimations and Current Questions
  • The Presumption against Harm Adumbrations and Approximations Nonmaleficence and Levels of Moral Discourse
  • From Convergence to Further Inquiry
  • Part 2. Roman Catholic and Protestant Approaches
  • 2. The Just War and Civil Conflict: Changing Paradigms in Roman Catholic Social
  • Ethics Moral Grammar in Transition
  • The Classical Paradigm The Modern Paradigm
  • The Just War The Modern Paradigm: Civil Conflict Justice, Friendship, and Otherness
  • 3. Catholic Pacifism in the United States: Ethical Pluralism and the Problem of Tradition Elements of a Pacifist Ethic Rights-Based Pacifism Iconoclastic Pacifism
  • The Problem of Tradition
  • 4. Pacifism and Just-War Tenets: How Do They Diverge?
  • The Point of Convergence Theological Criticisms of Just-War Tenets Ethical Criticisms of Just-War Tenets
  • From Divergence to Convergence
  • 5. A Protestant Protest and Transvaluation
  • The Protestant Principle Repentance and Conventional Discourse about War
  • The Objectivity of God's Sovereign, Immanent Activity
  • The Transformative Tension between Theology and Ethics A Repoeticization of War
  • Part 3. The Problem of Nuclear Deterrence
  • 6. Love, Intention, and Proportion: Paul Ramsey on the Morality of Nuclear Deterrence Deterrence, Pacifism, and the Just War Agape, War, and Moral Discourse Morality and Nuclear Deterrence Intention: Thin or Think? Conclusion
  • 7. The Morality of Nuclear Deterrence: Obstacles on the Road to Coherence Conventional Approaches to the Morality of Deterrence The Success Thesis
  • The Just-War Thesis The Anticipatory Thesis
  • The Argument from "Supreme Emergency"
  • The Exceptionalist Thesis Conclusion
  • Part 4. Practical Reasoning and Public Discourse
  • 8. History, Moral Discourse, and the Problem of Ideology History: Didactic or Ideological?
  • The Grammar of American Exceptionalism Comparative Justice and the Law of Nature Intertexualism and Nonsectarian Pacifism Rationalization and Counterideology
  • 9. On Duty, Virtue, and the Interpretation of Conflict Plurality and Ambiguity Phronesis, Memory, and Nonmaleficence Against Realism and Confessionalism Can Pacifists and Just-War Theorists Tell a Just War?
  • Epilogue: Pluralism and Irony
  • Notes
  • Index