Published in August 2017 by Routledge, the volume, Just War Thinkers: From Cicero to the 21st Century, offers a set of clear but detailed essays by leading experts on 19 seminal thinkers, from Roman orator Cicero to contemporary philosopher Jeff McMahan. It is edited by Daniel Brunstetter (University of California, Irvine) and Cian O'Driscoll (University of Glasgow), with a foreword by Joel H. Rosenthal (Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs).
In what, if any, circumstances are political communities justified in going to war? And what limits should apply to the conduct of any such war? The just war tradition is a body of thought that helps us think through these very questions. Its core ideas have been subject to fierce debate for over 2,000 years. Yet they continue to play a prominent role in how political and military leaders address the challenges posed by the use of force in international society.
Until the publication of Just War Thinkers, there has been no text that offers concise and accessible introductions to the key figures associated with the tradition. This book will be of great interest to students of just war tradition and theory, ethics and war, philosophy, security studies, and international relations.
"I was honored to write the foreword to this excellent book, which tells the story of just war through its main protagonists," said Joel Rosenthal, president of Carnegie Council. “We are much in debt to Daniel Brunstetter and Cian O'Driscoll for assembling such an engaging group of scholars. Both authors are frequent contributors to the Council's journal, Ethics & International Affairs, and are experts in this field."
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