PHIL 4360: Philosophy of War and Peace

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An examination of issues arising within the Just War Theory with special emphasis on the history and development of philosophies of war and peace; attention will be given to wars of intervention, humanitarian intervention, nuclear war, and the war on terrorism. This course is designed to: -Explore some of the enduring questions that have shaped questions about war and warriors: Is it justifiable to use deadly force? What is courage? Are there moral limits to use of force? -Introduce students to the concepts and principles of the just war theory and to consider applications to historical case studies. -Frame contemporary issues concerning war such as torture, humanitarian intervention, and technology with clarity and rigor.