Nuclear Deterrence, Morality and Realism

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byJohn Finnis, Joseph Boyle, Germain Grisez

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Nuclear deterrence requires objective ethical analysis. In providing it, the authors face realities - the Soviet threat, possible nuclear holocaust, strategic imperatives - but they also unmask moral evasions - deterrence cannot be bluff, pure counterforce, the lesser (or greater) evil, or astep towards disarmament. They conclude that the deterrent is unjustifiable and examine the new question of conscience that this raises for everyone.

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Nuclear deterrence requires objective ethical analysis. In providing it, the authors face realities - the Soviet threat, possible nuclear holocaust, strategic imperatives - but they also unmask moral evasions - deterrence cannot be bluff, pure counterforce, the lesser (or greater) evil, or astep towards disarmament. They conclude that ...

John Finnis is at University College, Oxford. Joseph Boyle is at University of Toronto.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198247915

ISBN - 13:9780198247913

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'probably the most important book in this field [for] ten years ... rigorous yet highly readable.'International Affairs