Deterrence and the crisis in moral theory : an analysis of the moral literature on the nuclear arms debate /

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Author / Creator:Palmer-Fernandez, Gabriel, 1953-
Imprint:New York : P. Lang, c1996.
Description:xvi, 214 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:San Francisco State University series in philosophy, 1067-0017 ; vol. 8
Subject:War -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Just war doctrine.
Nuclear warfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Deterrence (Strategy)
Deterrence (Strategy)
Just war doctrine.
Nuclear warfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
War -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0820426210 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • The San Francisco State University Series in Philosophy
  • Foreword / Richard B. Miller
  • 1. Introduction. 1.1. Aims of this Book. 1.2. The Post-Cold War World Is Not Post-Nuclear. 1.3. Can a Moralist Speak About War? 1.4. Outline of the Analysis
  • 2. Dilemma in the Moral Logic of War. 2.1. Moral Dilemmas. 2.2. The Moral Division of Labor. 2.3. The Relation of Role to Ordinary Morality
  • 3. The Disarmament Party. 3.1. The Principle of Discontinuity and Its Paradox. 3.2. Deterrence, Common Morality, and the Wrongful Intentions Principle. 3.3. The Morality of Producing Nuclear Weapons. 3.4. Is the Preparation of Fight a Nuclear War Illegal?
  • 4. The War-Fighting Party. 4.1. The Search for Options. 4.2. Moral Argument for the Necessity of Deterrence and Limited Use of Nuclear Weapons. 4.3. The Nullification of a Required Distinction
  • 5. The Deterrence-Only Party. 5.1. Argument from Supreme Emergency. 5.2. A Utilitarian Argument. 5.3. A Deontological Argument. 5.4. Intentions and Action Reconsidered
  • 6. Conscience and Consequence. 6.1. Ways of Life. 6.2. Conclusion.