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The National Cause

Catriona Pennell

in A Kingdom United: Popular Responses to the Outbreak of the First World War in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199590582
eISBN:
9780191738777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590582.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

Chapter Two is the first in a series of three thematic chapters. It outlines how the British people came to understand the war and why Britain was fighting. Moreover, it considers how the British ... More


Lying and Deception about Questions of War and Peace: Case Studies

Thomas L. Carson

in Lying and Deception: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577415
eISBN:
9780191722813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577415.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter examines cases in which political leaders and public figures told lies or engaged in deception as a pretext for fighting wars. The examples given here include William Randolph Hearst, ... More


Holy War in Maimonidean Law

Gerald J. Blidstein

in Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores Maimonides’ discussion of the justification and function of war. Maimonides provides for universal holy war and constructs its ideological basis. Holy war, moreover, is the only ... More


Humanitarian Intervention as Defense of Persons

Fernando R. Tesón

in Debating Humanitarian Intervention: Should We Try to Save Strangers?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190202903
eISBN:
9780190202934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190202903.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter lays the foundation of the argument for part I. It starts by rejecting the distinction between offensive and defensive wars. All justified wars are wars in defense of persons. ... More


Justified: Just War and the Ethics of Violence and World Order

Chris Brown

in The Justification of War and International Order: From Past to Present

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198865308
eISBN:
9780191898242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198865308.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This volume’s final Part VII on the impact of legal claims in war discourses is introduced by Chris Brown. In this chapter, he fundamentally questions the relevance of international law as a frame of ... More


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