JUST WAR THEORIES RECONSIDERED: Problems with Prima Facie Duties and the Need for a Political Ethic

@article{Baer2005JUSTWT,
  title={JUST WAR THEORIES RECONSIDERED: Problems with Prima Facie Duties and the Need for a Political Ethic},
  author={H. D. Baer and J. Capizzi},
  journal={Journal of Religious Ethics},
  year={2005},
  volume={33},
  pages={119-137}
}
This essay challenges a "meta-theory" in just war analysis that purports to bridge the divide between just war and pacifism. According to the metatheory, just war and pacifism share a common presumption against killing that can be overridden only under conditions stipulated by the just war criteria. Proponents of this meta-theory purport that their interpretation leads to ecumenical consensus between "just warriors" and pacifists, and makes the just war theory more effective in reducing… Expand
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