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dc.contributor.advisorMcKerlie, Dennis E.
dc.contributor.advisorHurka, Thomas M.
dc.contributor.authorMellow, David Rodger
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-08T19:59:57Z
dc.date.available2005-08-08T19:59:57Z
dc.date.issued2003
dc.identifier.citationMellow, D. R. (2003). A critique of just war theory (Unpublished doctoral thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/23373en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0612869881en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/40003
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 229-231en
dc.description.abstractJust war theory is a moral tradition that sets out the criteria that must be met for a war to be morally justified. In this dissertation, I undertake a critical analysis of those criteria. That analysis often makes use of an analogy with individual self-defense theory. Therefore, as part of the introductory chapter, I point to the parallels between international military conflict and domestic self-defense, and I also describe the strengths and limitations of the analogy between the two theories. I then turn to the ad helium criteria, arguing that the right intention criterion should not be included in the criteria, and that the reasonable hope of success criterion is redundant. As for the competent authority criterion, I argue that its inclusion is appropriate, but that the criterion cannot be used by an unjust enemy to demonstrate that he is being treated unjustly. With respect to the central criteria of just cause, last resort, and proportionality, I provide my own accounts of them. In considering the in hello criteria, I begin by arguing that there is a closer relationship between in hello and ad helium criteria than is often contended. I then provide my own account of the in hello criteria. In particular, I develop an account of the discrimination criterion that does not rely on considerations of intention. In the final chapter of the dissertation, I discuss some comparative weighing principles that are relevant in applying the ad helium proportionality and last resort criteria and the in hello proportionality and necessity criteria.
dc.format.extentvi, 231 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.titleA critique of just war theory
dc.typedoctoral thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/23373
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePhD
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccAC1 .T484 2003 M45en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 1457 520708892


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.