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Author Hashmi, Sohail H
Title Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction : Religious and Secular Perspectives
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Note Cover -- Half-title -- Series-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Tables and Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- APPROACH -- MORAL ISSUES -- RELEVANCE -- Notes -- 1 Weapons of Mass Destruction -- NUCLEAR WEAPONS -- CHEMICAL WEAPONS -- BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- 2 The International Law Concerning Weapons of Mass Destruction -- SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ON WMD -- Treaty Law -- Customary Law -- General Principles of Law -- Unilateral Undertakings -- Other Manifestations of International Law -- International Criminal Law -- CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS -- The 1925 Geneva Protocol -- The Biological Weapons Convention -- The Chemical Weapons Convention -- Prohibitions on Individuals -- NUCLEAR WEAPONS -- Control and Limitation of Nuclear Weapons -- The Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons -- Prohibitions on Individuals -- NEW TYPES OF WMD -- MISSILES -- SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION -- Notes -- PART ONE THE ORIGINAL DEBATE -- 3 Realist Perspectives on Ethical Norms and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES -- Toward an Alternative Realist Vision -- UTILIZATION: TABOO OR NOT TABOO? -- Preventive War -- DETERRENCE, SELF-DETERRENCE, AND PRECEDENT SETTING -- The Nonuse of Nuclear Weapons in the Gulf War -- PROLIFERATION: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES -- Proliferation Optimists and Pessimists -- DISARMAMENT: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES -- Iran and Chemical Weapons -- Japan and Nuclear Weapons -- CONCRETE OPTIONS: ARMS CONTROL REGIMES AND MILITARY DOCTRINES -- Notes -- 4 Realism and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- REALISM AND MORALITY -- A REALIST ANALYSIS OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION -- The Use of WMD in War -- Deterrence -- Proliferation -- Disarmament -- Concrete Options -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- 5 Natural Law and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- CRITICISMS OF NATURAL LAW -- NATURAL LAW AND WARFARE
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION -- DETERRENCE -- PROLIFERATION -- DISARMAMENT -- CONCRETE ACTION -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- 6 War and Indeterminacy in Natural Law Thinking -- Notes -- 7 Liberalism -- LIBERALISM AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION -- USE AND SUPREME EMERGENCY -- General Threat to Principled Society -- Two Threats to Speci c Nations or Communities -- By What Means? -- DETERRENCE -- De-alerting -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- 8 A Liberal Perspective on Deterrence and Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction -- 9 Christianity and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- MORAL SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES -- USE OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION -- NUCLEAR DETERRENCE -- PROLIFERATION OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION -- NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT -- SOME CURRENT ISSUES -- ADDENDUM: THE VIEW FROM THIS SIDE OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 -- Notes -- 10 Christian Apocalypticism and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- THE DISPENSATIONALIST WORLD-VIEW -- IMPLICATIONS -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- PART TWO EXPANDING THE CONVERSATION -- 11 Buddhist Perspectives on Weapons of Mass Destruction -- WHAT ARE THE SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES GOVERNING THE USE OF WEAPONS IN WAR? -- Monastic Ethics -- Lay Supporters of Monastics -- Independent Lay Social Ethics -- Ethics of Buddhist Rulers and Citizens -- WHEN IS IT MORALLY PERMISSIBLE TO USE WMD IN WAR? -- IS DEVELOPMENT OR DEPLOYMENT FOR DETERRENCE MORALLY ACCEPTABLE? -- IS IT JUSTI.ABLE TO DENY WMD TO OTHERS? -- IS DISARMAMENT A MORAL IMPERATIVE? -- CONCRETE OPTIONS: EDUCATION, ECONOMICS, AND ENEMIES -- Education -- Economics -- Enemies -- Notes -- 12 Buddhism and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- TAKING STOCK OF A DILEMMA -- BUDDHIST ETHICS, PEACE, AND NONVIOLENCE -- Options: Deterrence, Disarmament, Negotiated Settlement, Just War -- Notes -- 13 Confucianism and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- INTRODUCTION: CHINA AS A WORLD TO ITSELF -- WHAT IS CONFUCIANISM?
SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES GOVERNING WARS AND WEAPONS -- The Mandate of Heaven Theory and the Virtue of Humaneness -- Just and Unjust Wars -- USE -- DETERRENCE AND PROLIFERATION -- DISARMAMENT -- CURRENT OPTIONS: A BETTER GLOBAL GOVERNANCE -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- 14 "Heaven's Mandate" and the Concept of War in Early Confucianism -- HEAVEN'S MANDATE -- PUNITIVE WARS -- Notes -- 15 Hinduism and the Ethics of Weapons of Mass Destruction -- HINDU VIEWS ON THE 1998 NUCLEAR TESTS -- HINDU CONCEPTS OF ETHICS (DHARMA) -- SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES: WAR AND JUST WAR -- SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES: THE ETHICS OF NONVIOLENCE -- THE MORAL DILEMMA OF NONVIOLENCE AND VIOLENCE REVISITED -- USE OF WMD IN WAR -- DETERRENCE -- PROLIFERATION -- DISARMAMENT -- INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- 16 Hinduism and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- ETHICS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN INDIA AFTER THE MAY 1998 TESTS -- POLITICAL HINDUISM, HISTORY, AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS: A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT -- M. S. GOLWALKER AND THE ETHICS OF POLITICAL HINDUISM: A TEXT -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- 17 Islamic Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES -- Legitimate Wars -- Damage to Persons -- Permissible Weapons and Tactics -- Damage to Property -- The Argument from Necessity -- USE IN WAR -- DETERRENCE -- PROLIFERATION -- DISARMAMENT -- CONCRETE OPTIONS -- Notes -- 18 "Do Not Violate the Limit" -- DISCRIMINATION -- USE OR POSSESSION OF WMD -- UNIVERSAL AND PARTICULAR -- Notes -- 19 Judaism, War, and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES -- Types of Wars -- Who Declares War? -- The Conduct of War -- CONTEMPORARY RESPONSES TO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION -- Opinions of Authorities -- Resolutions of Jewish Organizations -- THE ISRAELI SITUATION -- Napalm -- Purity of Arms -- Nuclear Weapons -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- 20 Between the Bible and the Holocaust
TOTAL DESTRUCTION AND THE IDEA OF THE DAY OF THE LORD -- THE FLOOD EPIC: SYMBOLIC MEANINGS OF THE RAINBOW COVENANT -- MASS DESTRUCTION AND LESSONS OF THE HOLOCAUST -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- PART THREE CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES -- 21 A Feminist Ethical Perspective on Weapons of Mass Destruction -- ANTIWAR FEMINISM -- War Is a Gendered Practice -- Start from Women's Lives -- War Is Not Spatially or Temporally Bounded -- Alternative Epistemology: The Inadequacy of Dominant Ways of Thinking about War -- SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES -- WMD UTILIZATION -- WMD DETERRENCE -- WMD PROLIFERATION -- Proliferation as a Discourse -- Proliferation as a Phenomenon -- An Ethical Nonproliferation Politics? -- WMD DISARMAMENT -- CONCRETE OPTIONS -- Notes -- 22 A Pragmatist Feminist Approach to the Ethics of Weapons of Mass Destruction -- SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES -- UTILIZATION -- DETERRENCE -- PROLIFERATION -- DISARMAMENT -- CONCRETE OPTIONS -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- 23 Pacifism and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- SOURCES AND PRINCIPLES -- UTILIZATION -- DETERRENCE -- PROLIFERATION -- DISARMAMENT -- CONCRETE OPTIONS -- Notes -- 24 Pacifism and Weapons of Mass Destruction -- CRITICAL PACIFISM: THE CASE AGAINST WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION -- Two Related Parts of Morality in War -- "Using" Weapons of Mass Destruction -- Deterrence -- Proliferation -- Disarmament -- Alternatives -- POSITIVE PACIFISM: THE CHALLENGE OF PEACE -- Peace and the Old (Violent) World Order -- A New (Nonviolent) World Order? -- Missing Voices? -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- 25 Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Limits of Moral Understanding -- THE TRADITIONS' SOURCES OF MORAL UNDERSTANDING -- USE OF WMD IN WAR AND FOR DETERRENCE -- PROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT -- CONCRETE OPTIONS -- CONCLUSION -- Notes -- Contributors -- Index
This volume, first published in 2004, discusses weapons of mass destruction from a number of religious and secular perspectives
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Link Print version: Hashmi, Sohail H. Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction : Religious and Secular Perspectives Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2004 9780521836715
Subject Weapons of mass destruction - Moral and ethical aspects
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