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just war theory

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  • just war theory — Set of conditions under which a resort to war is morally legitimate (jus ad bellum); also, rules for the moral conduct of war (jus in bello). Among the proposed conditions for the just resort to war are that the cause be just (e.g., self defense… …   Universalium

  • just war theory —  Теория справедливой войны …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Just War — theory is a doctrine of military ethics of Roman philosophical and Catholic origin [http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/war/ The first philosophers of just war were Aristotle and Cicero, and the first theologians St. Augustine and St. Thomas… …   Wikipedia

  • just war —    The tradition dating back to classical and medieval literature that in certain cases it is ethically right to wage war and would be ethically wrong not so to do. Initially a Christian tradition dating back to the conversion of Emperor… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • just war — The doctrine that a state may justly go to war for some restricted reasons, which are centrally those of self defence, and the rescue of another state from an aggressor. Problems include deciding whether self defence may be broadened from defence …   Philosophy dictionary

  • just war — ▪ international law       notion that the resort to armed force (jus ad bellum) is justified under certain conditions; also, the notion that the use of such force (jus in bello) should be limited in certain ways. Just war is a Western concept and …   Universalium

  • War — This article is about war in general. For other uses, see War (disambiguation) and The War (disambiguation). Warfare Military history Eras …   Wikipedia

  • war — war1 /wawr/, n., v., warred, warring, adj. n. 1. a conflict carried on by force of arms, as between nations or between parties within a nation; warfare, as by land, sea, or air. 2. a state or period of armed hostility or active military… …   Universalium

  • theory — /thee euh ree, thear ee/, n., pl. theories. 1. a coherent group of general propositions used as principles of explanation for a class of phenomena: Einstein s theory of relativity. 2. a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural, in… …   Universalium

  • just — just1 /just/, adj. 1. guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness: We hope to be just in our understanding of such difficult situations. 2. done or made according to principle; equitable; proper: a just reply. 3. based on right; rightful;… …   Universalium

  • war, just —    This expression (from the Latin justus, meaning upright or equitable ) refers to the theory that considers the use of military force morally acceptable or at least the lesser of two evils. For a war to be just, certain conditions must be met.… …   Glossary of theological terms

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