Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Religious and Secular Perspectives
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Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sohail H. Hashmi
Book DescriptionThis volume, first published in 2004, offers an interesting perspective on the discussion of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by broadening the terms of the debate to include both secular and religious investigations not normally considered. The volume contains a structured dialogue between representatives of the following ethical traditions: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, feminism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, liberalism, natural law, pacifism, and realism. There are two introductory chapters on the technical aspects of WMD and international agreements for controlling WMD. A concluding essay compares the different ethical traditions. All the authors address the same set of moral issues and this creates a dialogue both within and across traditions. The debate structure is particularly useful and appealing for pedagogical purposes. The introductory essays on the technical and legal aspects of WMD could easily be used to introduce the subject to students.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521836715
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sohail H. Hashmi
Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads, Paperback (August 2012)
Just Wars, Holy Wars, and Jihads explores the development of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish thinking on just war, holy war, and jihad over the past fourteen centuries.
Ethics and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Paperback (July 2004)
This volume, first published in 2004, discusses weapons of mass destruction from a number of religious and secular perspectives.
Islamic Political Ethics, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Sohail H. Hashmi
Gives a rounded treatment to the subject of Islamic political ethics. This book explores the Islamic ethics of civil society, boundaries, pluralism, and war and peace. It considers questions of diversity, discussing, among other subjects, Islamic regimes' policies regarding women and religious minorities.
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Author Biography - Sohail H. Hashmi
Sohail H. Hashmi is Alumnae Foundation Associate Professor of International Relations at Mount Holyoke College. Steven P. Lee is Professor of Philosophy at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
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