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Lecture 2- Realism and Pacifism- Just War Overview Sept 15 2009

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL378H1
Professor
Tom Hurka
Semester
Fall

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PHL378: War & Morality Lecture #2: Realism & Pacifism Just War Overview Sept, 15th, 2009 Realism US post 911 engaged in excessive moralizing (ie, characterizing IRAQ as axis of evil) this leads to underestimation of how difficult it is to achieve your goal and the effects of your actions on international consequences Tony Cody there is something to realism do not cause destructiondeath without need this view realist view is similar to just war theory Pacifism war is never morally right global pacifism war is wrong bc war involves violence, and violence never right to use violence bc violence harms turn the other cheek rules out self-defence one of the problems with global pacifism is that it allows lesser use of coercion ie. psychological coercion used by Ghandi starvation and international pressure special pacifism (antiwar pacifism) allows violence and killing in private life through self defence but forbids violence in war war is a rea
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