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The Nature of Peace and the Morality of Armed Conflict

Editors: Demont-Biaggi, Florian (Ed.)

  • Addresses critical issues for researchers and graduate students in normative issues and armed conflict
    Examines on the nature of peace and its practical reflections on how the concept affects policy decisions
    Combines philosophical analyses of the concept of peace with results from other fields, explaining how this is relevant for policy making

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  • Due: November 30, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57123-2
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Hardcover £52.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-57122-5
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About this book

This book explores topical issues in military ethics by according peace a central role within an interdisciplinary framework. Whilst war and peace have traditionally been viewed through the lens of philosophical enquiry, political issues and theological ideas - as well as common sense - have also influenced people’s understanding of armed conflicts with regards to both the moral issues they raise and the policies and actions they require. Comprised of fourteen essays on the role and application of peace, the book places emphasis on it’s philosophical, moral, theological, technological, and practical implications. Starting with an overview of Kantian perspectives on peace, it moves to discussions of the Just War debates, religious conceptualizations of peace, and the role of peace in modern war technology and cyber-security. Finally concluding with discussions of the psychological and medical impacts of war and peace on both the individual and the larger society, this collection offers a contribution to the field and will be of interest to a wide audience.

Chapters 4, 6 and 10 of this book are available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

About the authors

Florian Demont-Biaggi has studied in Basel, Birmingham, London and Zurich. In 2013, he received his PhD from the University of Zurich and is currently working on military and leadership leadership ethics at the Military Academy (MILAK) at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zürich, Switzerland. He is the author of Rules and Dispositions in Language Use (2014).

Buy this book

eBook £41.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: November 30, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57123-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: November 30, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-57122-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Nature of Peace and the Morality of Armed Conflict
Editors
  • Florian Demont-Biaggi
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-57123-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-57123-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-57122-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 333
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics