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Such a lot people take it without any consideration that wars in defence of one's political group are the crucial simply wars. certainly, whereas in recent times philosophers have subjected all of our different assumptions approximately simply struggle idea to radical revision, this precept has emerged principally unscathed.

yet what underpins the morality of protecting conflict? during this ebook, best ethical and political philosophers either express the profoundly difficult nature of that question, and boost novel solutions to it. the 1st half exposes the deep pressure among the individualist foundations of a lot modern philosophy and believable conclusions in regards to the morality of protective struggle. the second one half deals an individualist try and get to the bottom of that stress, whereas the 3rd seeks to justify shielding conflict by
appeal to extra collectivist values.

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