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Book review: the Iraq War: a philosophical analysis

Aagaard Nøhr, Andreas (2013) Book review: the Iraq War: a philosophical analysis. LSE Review of Books (22 Jan 2013). Website.

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This book features a critique of key philosophical doctrines that dominate the Iraq war debate: just war theory, humanitarian intervention, democratic realism, and preventive war doctrine. Bassam Romaya evaluates each doctrine and argues that the failure of philosophical discourse on the war derives from misunderstanding the ontological nature of new wars and ignoring the spread of global capitalism that fuels contemporary war violence. Andreas Aagaard Nøhr is disappointed by some weak discussions, but acknowledges that the book is strong as a survey of American thought on Just War Theory.

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Additional Information: © 2013 LSE Review of Books
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 13:48
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 18:50

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