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Monday, January 31, 2005

Just War: Beyond Pragmatism

Reader Jeff Drocco has forwarded an article by Michael Baxter, CSC to serve as a contrast with the James Turner Johnson article discussed earlier.  Drocco is concerned by:

Johnson's peculiar assertion that there are actually two distinct (and manifestly incompatible) Catholic just war ethics: one for religious life that deals with "ultimates" and another for secular life that deals with "historical realities."  This resonates with Baxter's claim that modern just war theorists are often led astray by an "ideal/real antinomy" that leads to a prevailing philosophy of pragmatism.



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