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PHIL3723
Module Reading List

War, Terror and Justice, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Gerald Lang
G.R.Lang@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Introductory Texts

Optional Reading

Begby, E., Reichberg, G.M. and Syse, H., 2012. The ethics of war. Part II: contemporary authors and issues. Philosophy Compass, 7(5), pp.328-347.

Coverdale, J.F., 2004. An Introduction to the Just War Tradition. Pace. Int'l L. Rev., 16.

Lazar, S., 2017. Just war theory: Revisionists versus traditionalists. Annual Review of Political Science, 20, pp.37-54.

Lazar, S., "War", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2020 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2020/entries/war/>.

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Tutorial 1: Pacifism and Killing

Required Reading

Ryan, C.C., 1983. Self-defense, pacifism, and the possibility of killing. Ethics, 93(3), pp.508-524.

Optional Reading

Walzer, M. 2006. Just and Unjust Wars : a moral argument with historical illustrations. New York: Basic Books.  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 21/09/2020) 
 

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Tutorial 2: Self-Defence

Required Reading

Thomson, J.J., 1991. Self-defense. Philosophy & Public Affairs, pp.283-310.
Otsuka, M., 1994. Killing the innocent in self‐defensePhilosophy & Public Affairs23(1), pp.74-94.

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Tutorial 3: Jus in Bello

Required Reading

McMahan, J., 2006. On the moral equality of combatantsJournal of Political Philosophy14(4), pp.377-393.
Frowe, H., 2014. Non-Combatant Liability in War. How We Fight, pp.172-88.

Optional Reading

Lazar, S. 2015. Sparing Civilians. New York: Oxford University Press.

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Tutorial 4: Jus ad Bellum

Required Reading

Luban, D., 1980. Just war and human rightsPhilosophy & Public Affairs, pp.160-181.
Walzer, M., 1980. The moral standing of states: a response to four criticsPhilosophy & Public Affairs, pp.209-229.

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Tutorial 5: Nuclear Deterrence

Required Reading

McMahan, J., 1985. Deterrence and deontologyEthics95(3), pp.517-536.

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Tutorial 6: Terrorism

Required Reading

Held, V., 2004. Terrorism and warThe Journal of Ethics8(1), pp.59-75.

Mcpherson, L., 2007. Is Terrorism Distinctively Wrong? Ethics117, pp.524-546.

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Tutorial 7: Torture

Required Reading

Steinhoff, U., 2006. Torture—the case for dirty harry and against Alan DershowitzJournal of Applied Philosophy23(3), pp.337-353.

Optional Reading

Steinhoff, U., 2013. On the Ethics of Torture. SUNY PRESS.    

Waldron, J., 2010. Torture and Positive Law. In his Torture, Terror, and Trade-Offs: Philosophy for the White House. Oxford: Oxford University Press.    

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Tutorial 8: Global Poverty

Required Reading

Singer, P., 1972. Famine, affluence, and morality. Philosophy & public affairs, pp.229-243.

Mieth, C., 2008. World poverty as a problem of justice? A critical comparison of three approachesEthical theory and moral practice11(1), pp.15-36.

Optional Reading

Pogge, T., 2005. Real world justiceThe journal of ethics9(1-2), pp.29-53.   

Pogge, T. 2002. World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms. Cambridge: Polity. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 21/09/2020)   

Shue, H., 1996. Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and U. S. Foreign Policy, 2d ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (chg 21/09/2020) .  

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Tutorial 9: Immigration

Required Reading

Wellman, Christopher and Phillip Cole. 2011. Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is There a Right to Exclude? Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapters 1.

Gerver, Molly. 2018. Moral Refugee Markets. Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric 11: pp. 45-63. 

Optional Reading

Fine, Sarah. 2010. Freedom of Association is Not the Answer. Ethics 120: pp. 338-356

 

 

This list was last updated on 27/11/2020