A Moral Military (Revised edition)

A Moral Military (Revised edition)

By: Sidney Axinn (author)Paperback

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A new edition of the classic book on what constitutes moral behavior during wartime

About Author

Sidney Axinn is Professor Emeritus, Philosophy Department, Temple University, and Curtesy Professor, Philosophy, University of South Florida. He is Past President of the American Society for Value Inquiry, and the author of The Logic of Hope: Extensions of Kant's View of Religion.


Preface to the 2008 edition Preface to the original edition 1. Introduction 2. Morality: Why Sacrifice Myself? What are moral questions? 3. Military Honor and the Laws of Warfare: When Can I Lie to the Enemy? 4. Hostilities: All Is Not Fair 5. Prisoners of War 6. Spies 7. Non-Hostile Relations with the Enemy 8. War Crimes, Remedies, and Retaliation (Dirty Warfare) 9. The Dirty-Hands Theory of Command 10. Torture 11. Nuclear Devices and Low-Intensity Conflicts 12. Conclusions Appendix 1. Are the Hague and Geneva Conventions Obsolete? Appendix 2. Topics Not Considered in the Text Appendix 3. Test on the Laws of Land Warfare Notes Brief Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781592139583
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781592139583
  • ISBN10: 1592139582
  • edition: Revised edition

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