Deterrence and the Crisis in Moral Theory: An Analysis of the Moral Literature on the Nuclear Arms Debate (San Francisco State University Series in Philosophy)

Deterrence and the Crisis in Moral Theory: An Analysis of the Moral Literature on the Nuclear Arms Debate (San Francisco State University Series in Philosophy) by Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez epub pdf fb2

Title: Deterrence and the Crisis in Moral Theory: An Analysis of the Moral Literature on the Nuclear Arms Debate (San Francisco State University Series in Philosophy)
Author: Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez
ISBN10: 0820426210
ISBN13: 978-0820426211
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 1, 1996)
Language: English
Subcategory: Humanities
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Deterrence and the Crisis in Moral Theory: An Analysis of the Moral Literature on the Nuclear Arms Debate (San Francisco State University Series in Philosophy) by Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez


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The primary aim of this study is to examine the dominant views on the subject of deterrence and the use of nuclear weapons, compare them with each other, and consider objections that have or might be made against them. A second, more substantive aim is to show that nuclear weapons and war-fighting plans engender some disturbing moral dilemmas that call into question fundamental ways of thinking about morality and some of our common intuitions on the relation of intentions and actions. Deterrence and the Crisis in Moral Theory points to a profound conflict in moral theory between the ideals of character and the moral claims of politics.