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War & Peace

Justification for War

1) Just war theory
`Right Authority' When someone in authority leads or directs war e.g.
government
`Just cause' A cause that makes going to war justifiable e.g. defence
`Right intention' "For the advancement of good or the avoidance of evil" ­
Aquinas

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Selective Pacifism

Holy War ­
o Divine Command Theory
o Jus ad bellum: concerns the justice of going to war in the first place
o Jus in bello: concerns the justice of conduct within war
o Jus post bello: concerns the justice for peace agreements after the war

Just War…

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