Pacifism

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The pacificism principle is that violence, murder and war are not justified under most circumstances. There are many different pacifist views such as absolute, conditional, selective and active.

Absolute pacifists believe that violence is never justified, even in self defence. Nothing can justify killing a person. For example, if there was a dictator which repressed as his citizens killing him is forbidden as there is no need to destroy a human life for this.

Conditional pacifists are opposed to violence, but accept that in some circumstances it might result in a ‘less bad outcome’. For

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