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Summary: Affirmed by numerous theologians and assimilated by Christian academia, just war theory presents a formidable challenge, particularly bolstered by its likely esteem in the eyes of your audience.
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About "Just War Theory (OPP)"
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy enumerates the following criteria for dictating a just war.
- Just Cause: “The war is an attempt to avert the right kind of injury.”
- Legitimate Authority: “The war is fought by an entity that has the authority to fight such wars.”
- Right Intention: “That entity intends to achieve the just cause, rather than using it as an excuse to achieve some wrongful end.”
- Reasonable Prospects of Success: “The war is sufficiently likely to achieve its aims.”
- Proportionality: “The morally weighted goods achieved by the war outweigh the morally weighted bads that it will cause.”
- Last Resort (Necessity): “There is no other less harmful way to achieve the just cause.”
“Typically the jus in bello [justice in war] list comprises:
- Discrimination: “Belligerents must always distinguish between military objectives and civilians, and intentionally attack only military objectives.”
- Proportionality: “Foreseen but unintended harms must be proportionate to the military advantage achieved.”
- Necessity: “The least harmful means feasible must be used.”
Affirmed by numerous theologians and assimilated by Christian academia, just war theory presents a formidable challenge, particularly bolstered by its likely esteem in the eyes of your audience. This extensive brief outlines numerous arguments against just war theory, from illustrating its inconsistency to promoting pacifism.
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