Kant and the End of War: A Critique of Just War Theory

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byHoward Williams

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An exploration of Immanuel Kant's account of war and the controversies that have arisen from its interpretation. This book brings the ideas of Kant's critical philosophy to bear on one of the leading political and legal questions of our age: under what circumstances, if any, is recourse to war legally and morally justifiable?

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An exploration of Immanuel Kant's account of war and the controversies that have arisen from its interpretation. This book brings the ideas of Kant's critical philosophy to bear on one of the leading political and legal questions of our age: under what circumstances, if any, is recourse to war legally and morally justifiable?

HOWARD WILLIAMS Professor of Political Theory, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230244203

ISBN - 13:9780230244207

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Motif of War in Kant's Critical Philosophy
Kant and Just War Theory: The Problem Outlined
Perpetual Peace and the Case against Just War Theory
The Metaphysics of Morals and the Case for a Just War Theory
Bringing the Argument Together: How to Avoid being a Sorry Comforter whilst Dealing with the International State of Nature
Kantian Perspectives on Foreign Intervention
The Hegelian Premises of Contemporary Just War Theory and their Kantian Critique
Conclusion: The Critique of Just War Theory