Just War Theory raises some of the most pressing and important philosophical issues of our day. When is a war a just war, if ever? Do all soldiers in war have moral equivalence? What is the difference between combatants and non-combatants? This book brings together some of the most important essays in this area written by leading scholars and offering significant contributions to how we understand just war theory. The essays have all appeared in the Journal of Moral Philosophy, an internationally recognized leading philosophy journal.
Thom Brooks, Ph.D. (2004), University of Sheffield, is Reader in Political and Legal Philosophy at Newcastle University. He is editor and founder of the Journal of Moral Philosophy. Brooks has published several monographs, including Hegel's Political Philosophy (Edinburgh UP, 2007) and Punishment (Routledge, 2012), and edited books, such as Ethics and Moral Philosophy (Brill, 2011), Global Justice and International Affairs (Brill, 2012), and The Global Justice Reader (Blackwell, 2008).