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Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction: Religious and Secular Perspectives


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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This volume offers a unique perspective on the discussion of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by broadening the terms of the debate to include secular as well as religious investigations not normally considered. Its contributed essays feature a structured dialogue between representatives of the following ethical traditions-- Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, feminism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, liberalism, natural law, pacifism, and realism--who address identical moral issues in order to create a dialogue both within and across traditions.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Tables and figures; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction Sohail H. Hashmi and Steven P. Lee; 1. Weapons of mass destruction: a brief overview Susan B. Martin; 2. The international law concerning weapons of mass destruction Paul C. Szasz; Part I. The Original Debate: 3. Realist perspectives on ethical norms and weapons of mass destruction Scott D. Sagan; 4. Realism and weapons of mass destruction: a consequentialist analysis Susan B. Martin; 5. Natural law and weapons of mass destruction C. A. J. Coady; 6. War and indeterminacy in natural law thinking John Langan S.J.; 7. Liberalism: the impossibility of justifying weapons of mass destruction Henry Shue; 8. A liberal perspective on deterrence and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction Michael Walzer; 9. Christianity and weapons of mass destruction Nigel Biggar; 10. Christian apocalypticism and weapons of mass destruction Martin L. Cook; Part II. Expanding the Conversation: 11. Buddhist perspectives on weapons of mass destruction David W. Chappell; 12. Buddhism and weapons of mass destruction: an oxymoron? Donald K. Swearer; 13. Confucianism and weapons of mass destruction Julia Ching; 14. 'Heaven's Mandate' and the concept of war in early Confucianism Philip J. Ivanhoe; 15. Hinduism and the ethics of weapons of mass destruction Katherine K. Young; 16. Hinduism and weapons of mass destruction: pacifist, prudential and political Kanti Bajpai; 17. Islamic ethics and weapons of mass destruction: an argument for nonproliferation Sohail H. Hashmi; 18. 'Do not violate the limit': three issues in Islamic thinking on weapons of mass destruction John Kelsay; 19. Judaism, war and weapons of mass destruction Reuven Kimelman; 20. Between the Bible and the Holocaust: three sources for Jewish perspectives on mass destruction Joseph E. David; Part III. Critical Perspectives: 21. A feminist ethical perspective on weapons of mass destruction Carol Cohn and Sara Ruddick; 22. A pragmatist feminist approach to the ethics of weapons of mass destruction Lucinda Joy Peach; 23. Pacifism and weapons of mass destruction Robert L. Holmes; 24. Pacifism and weapons of mass destruction: the challenge of peace Duane L. Cady; 25. Weapons of mass destruction and the limits of moral understanding: a comparative essay Steven P. Lee; Contributors; Index.

Portrait

Sohail H. Hashmi is Alumnae Foundation Associate Professor of International Relations at Mount Holyoke College. Steven P. Lee is Professor of Philosophy at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

EAN: 9780521545266
ISBN: 0521545269
Untertitel: 'Ethikon Series in Comparative'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2004
Seitenanzahl: 552 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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