Ethics and Foreign Intervention
This collection of original essays on the ethical and legal implications of humanitarian military intervention presents a variety of normative perspectives. It considers topics such as the just-war theory and its limits, secession and international law, and new approaches toward the moral adequacy of intervention. Written by well-known contemporary philosophers, the essays...more
Hardcover, 301 pages
Published February 28th 2009 by Cambridge University Press
(first published July 17th 2003)
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This is an anthology. It covers a wide variety of topics related to ethics and humanitarian intervention. Some of the topics discussed are just war theory and humanitarian intervention, is dual use bombing legitimate, and when is humanitarian intervention justified. My favorite piece, "Selective humanitarianism: in defense of inconsistency / by Chris Brown" takes a virtue ethics approach to humanitarian intervention and argues that every case is different to the extent that one can't depend on o...more
some interesting thoughts, but too much of it reads like (political) philosophers who have only a basic grasp of international law tackling the ethical issue from a perspective of a moral international law that they make up on the spot. worst example of this: chwaszcza's meditation on secession and humanitarian intervention.