Just War

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  • Jus post bellum: justice after the war
    • Discrimination
    • Proportionality
    • Punishment
    • Compensation
    • Rehabilitation
  • Just War
    • Pacifism
      • Absolute: never right to kill another human
      • Contingent: all wars involve killing the innocent which is morally unjustifiable
      • Preferential: prefers peace but will allow violence to promote justice
    • Jus post bellum: justice after the war
      • Discrimination
      • Proportionality
      • Punishment
      • Compensation
      • Rehabilitation
    • Doctrine of Double Effect
    • Problems
      • Walter Wink: justice involves equality and fairness, which doesn't exist in war
      • Morality must always oppose violence
      • Unrealistic: strong will always win
      • Wars are only considered just in hindsight
      • Doesn't help with civil wars
    • Jus in bello: justice in the war
      • Porportionality
      • Discrimination
      • Obey all international laws on weapons
      • Fair treatment of prisoners
    • Jus ad bellum: justice before war
      • Just cause
      • Legitimate authority
      • Right intention
      • Likelihood of success
      • Proportionality
      • Last resort
    • Form of realism: unlikely that war can be abandoned
    • Form of idealism: legitimate authority make moral decisions
      • Augustine
    • Justifies/constrains what happens during the war
    • Realism
      • Christians may use violence to bring about the Kingdom of God and secure peace on Earth

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