Empowering Our Military Conscience: Transforming Just War Theory and Military Moral Education Roger Wertheimer

ISBN: 9780754697657

Published: February 1st 2010

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220 pages


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Empowering Our Military Conscience: Transforming Just War Theory and Military Moral Education  by  Roger Wertheimer

Empowering Our Military Conscience: Transforming Just War Theory and Military Moral Education by Roger Wertheimer
February 1st 2010 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 220 pages | ISBN: 9780754697657 | 8.78 Mb

Responding to increasing global anxiety over the ethics education of military personnel, this volume illustrates the depth, rigour and critical acuity of Professional Military Ethics Education (PMEE) with contributions by distinguished ethicalMoreResponding to increasing global anxiety over the ethics education of military personnel, this volume illustrates the depth, rigour and critical acuity of Professional Military Ethics Education (PMEE) with contributions by distinguished ethical theorists.

It refreshes our thinking about the axioms of just war orthodoxy, the intellectual and political history of just war theorizing, and the justice of recent military doctrines and ventures. The volume also explores a neglected moral dimension of warfare, jus ante bellum (the ethics of pre-war practices) particularly jus in disciplina bellica (the ethics of educating for warfare).

Using metaphor to exemplify the professionalization of the military, the book exposes ambivalences within military professionals concepts of their professional responsibilities, analyzes issues of self-respect posed by service in an unjust cause, and surveys the deep conflicts inherent in PMEE. While primarily focused on US military academies, the volume will resonate with those responsible for education in military academies across the globe.



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