Elizabeth huang essay 5 6/3/16 can war ever be morally justified let us define war as a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations which has consequences such as the death of combatants and non- combatants eg civilians the destruction of property. By 1530484 on april 26, 2017 - 5:39pm the world is becoming an increasingly uncertain place children are being slaughtered, elderly people are being butchered, women are being enslaved and men are being killed. A war can only be justified if it has been attacked, that is by an aggressor, or if it will enter war in the aid of another nation which has been attacked a nation cannot enter war if it aids the aggressor.
Can there ever be a 'just war' the question as to whether there can ever be a war that is justified entirely by the just war theory is a somewhat more difficult question than it would appear on the surface. Can terrorism ever be justifiedsince the turn of the century, the postmodern world has seen increasing levels of political, cultural, military and socio-economic tumult, much of this due to a series of terrorist attacks on american soil and the resultant waging of washington 's war on terror. The philosophy of war the question remains as to whether war is ever morally justified just war theory is a useful structure within which the discourse of war.
I can draw a list of 'what if's' just as long as those who support this war that make going into an even scarier thing than not no war based upon 'what if' could ever be right or justified it could only be insane. It is always the thing that starts the war that can not be justified but in the case of ww2, i think that the war could have been mostly avoided if the people who were to frightened to act up, that were under hitler's rule, did rise up and rebel. According to the just war theory criteria, jus ad bellum, a war is justified when only after all viable alternatives have been exhausted (just war theory, the internet encyclopedia of philosophy.
No war can ever be justified since any war will put innocent civilians in danger evaluate evaluate indeed, there is arguably no human activity more destructive and more detrimental to the global community than the fighting of war. Can war ever be justified some people believe it can be in exceptional circumstances, whilst others believe that it can never be justified and there is no circumstance in which it can be justified 'in the west there is a long standing culture of differentiating between just and unjust wars'( taken from an unknown author on. Hence, in my opinion, war is never justified back in the 620s ad, muslims were engaged in a series of war against the quraish these wars can simply be titled as the most systematic wars in. Is war ever justified the history of war is as old as the first murder it is a heinous act which is usually performed either for the wealth, proper and land. War is never justified because it involves the death of innocent soldiers most of the time, and basically the families of these soldiers have to deal with the grief of their kid dying in some foreign land.
A war is only just if it is fought for a reason that is justified, and that carries sufficient moral weight the country that wishes to use military force must demonstrate that there is a just. Can war ever be justified peace-niks' call for nonviolence and conflict resolution is simply unrealistic the irrational (hussein, hitler, etc) are incapable of striking an accord. Is war ever justified yes, war can be justified, but only in retrospect the only wars that can be justified are the wars that ended the way the person trying to do the justifying wanted them to. The knowledgeable death of innocents can never be justified there are no circumstances under which the intentional killing of innocent persons, even in time of war, can be justified it is always immoral to do so.
Is going to war ever justifiable can criteria be identified to ensure that violence is only ever a last resort a just war satisfies six criteria:\1 wars are just if the cause is just nations should be allo a just war satisfies six criteria:\ 1 wars are just if the cause is just nations. Islam and war islam sets down clear guidelines as to when war is ethically right, and clear guidelines as to how such a war should be conducted in brief, war is permitted: in self defence when. When political means and reason can no longer remove them then violence or the visible and immediate threat of violence is fully justified and is, in fact, required by the basic needs of human dignity.
I think that from a certain perspective war can be justified some world beliefs, such as buddhism, act against the idea of war and say that it is never okay to engage in conflict with another person, thing, country, etc, unless it is done in defence however, there are some religions tha. If only war can save more people than killing them, then war can be justified looking back at two major world wars the first world war and the second world war that prolonged for four years more than 40 countries participated in the war and both wars resulted in over 37 million casualties with properties being damaged. Can war ever be justified join leeds coalition against war (lcaw) for a philosophical discussion on the justifications of war and the responsibilities of states towards refugees the talk will be taken by two university of leeds lecturers, dr mollie gerver and dr james souter.