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Single Idea 20615

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 1. War / a. Just wars]

Full Idea

Classical just war theory: resist aggression; just cause must be the real reason; must be proportionate; last resort; not futile; made by a nation's authority.

Gist of Idea

Just wars: resist aggression, done on just cause, proportionate, last resort, not futile, legal


Tuckness,A/Wolf,C (This is Political Philosophy [2017], 9 'Ius ad')

Book Reference

Tuckness,A / Wolf,C: 'This is Political Philosophy' [Wiley Blackwell 2017], p.165

A Reaction

[My squashed summary of Tuckness and Wolf] A very helpful list, from Cicero, Augustine and Aquinas. So where is the sticking point for pacifists? Presumably it is never the last resort, and aggression should not answer aggression.

Related Idea

Idea 20616 During wars: proportional force, fair targets, fair weapons, safe prisoners, no reprisals [Tuckness/Wolf]