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Title Ethics and weapons of mass destruction : religious and secular perspectives / edited by Sohail H. Hashmi and Steven P. Lee
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 533 pages) : illustrations
Series The Ethikon series in comparative ethics
Ethikon series in comparative ethics.
Contents Weapons of mass destruction : a brief overview / Susan B. Martin -- The international law concerning weapons of mass destruction / Paul C. Szasz -- Realist perspectives on ethical norms and weapons of mass destruction / Scott D. Sagan -- Realism and weapons of mass destruction : a consequentialist analysis / Susan B. Martin -- Natural law and weapons of mass destruction / C.A.J. Coady -- War and indeterminancy in natural law thinking / John Langan -- Liberalism : the impossibility of justifying weapons of mass destruction / Henry Shue -- A liberal perspective on deterrence and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction / Michael Walzer -- Christianity and weapons of mass destruction / Nigel Biggar -- Christian apocalypticism and weapons of mass destruction / Martin L. Cook -- Buddhist perspectives on weapons of mass destruction / David W. Chappell -- Buddhism and weapons of mass destruction : an oxymoron? / Donald K. Swearer -- Confucianism and weapons of mass destruction / Julia Ching -- "Heaven's mandate" and the concept of war in early Confucianism / Philip J. Ivanhoe -- Hinduism and the ethics of weapons of mass destruction / Katherine K. Young -- Hinduism and weapons of mass destruction : pacifist, prudential, and political / Kanti Bajpai -- Islamic ethics and weapons of mass destruction : an argument for nonproliferation / Sohail H. Hashmi -- "Do not violate the limit" : three issues in Islamic thinking on weapons of mass destruction / John Kelsay -- Judaism, war, and weapons of mass destruction / Reuven Kimelman -- Between the Bible and the Holocaust : three sources for Jewish perspectives on mass destruction / Joseph E. David -- A feminist ethical perspective on weapons of mass destruction / Carol Cohn, Sara Ruddick -- A pragmatist feminist approach to the ethics of weapons of mass destruction / Lucinda Joy Peach -- Pacifism and weapons of mass destruction / Robert L. Holmes -- Pacifism and weapons of mass destruction : the challenge of peace / Duane L. Cady -- Weapons of mass destruction and the limits of moral understanding : a comparative essay / Steven P. Lee
Summary "This volume offers a unique perspective on the discussion of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by broadening the terms of the debate to include both secular and religious viewpoints not normally considered. Contributors represent the following diverse ethical traditions: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, feminism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, liberalism, natural law, pacifism, and realism. The two introductory chapters outline the technical aspects of WMD and international agreements for controlling WMD. A concluding essay compares the different ethical traditions." "By far the most comprehensive survey of moral perspectives on WMD, this volume should be of particular interest to professionals and students in political science, philosophy, religious studies, and international law."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Nuclear warfare -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Weapons of mass destruction -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Hashmi, Sohail H., 1962-
Lee, Steven (Steven P.)
LC no. 2003064631
ISBN 0511211902
0511215487 (electronic bk.)
0511217277 (electronic bk.)
0511606869 (electronic bk.)
0521545269 (paperback)
0521836719
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9780511215483 (electronic bk.)
9780511217272 (electronic bk.)
9780511606861 (electronic bk.)
9780521545266 (paperback)
9780521836715
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