PHIL/POLI/PWAD 272.002 – The Ethics of Peace, War, and Defense
Instructor: Ian Cruise. This course meets MTWRF 1:15 – 2:45 p.m. in CW 105.
This course introduces students to the ethical dimensions of peace, war, and defense. The central aim of the course is to help students develop two crucial skills important both in philosophy and in civic life more generally. Those skills are reading for and writing about arguments. To aid in the development of those skills, we will discuss topics such as the justification of self-defense, the conditions of permissible war, the moral constraints on the conduct of war, and the value of non-violence.