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week 4 Notes PACS 2000
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Date Created: 09/21/15
Week 4 William James quotThe Moral Equivalent of Warquot Intrigued by the paradoxical attitude towards war Would people want to have not had the Civil War Would they do it again not likely RationaIIy war seems unjusti able innumerabe horrors expense Why do we do it then james39 argument Human life without war is a mundane quotSheep39s Paradisequotthe Shire The military worId offers a higher plane of excitement service cooperation seIf sacri ce bravery and honor If we can provide a nonmilitary context in which these values can ourish we will remove a motivation of war Conscription into an army quotAgainst Naturequot Red CrossPeace Corps helps in natural disasters Objections to james39 Proposal Wi people be attracted by the ideas of selfsacri ce service cooperation and manly virtues Does it get at the real causes of war Back to Hobbes WiIIingness to use violence to achieve ends Can we have peace if people are unvirtuous and uncoerced Within nations we have laws that set out what actions are forbidden And agents to enforce laws We need an international authority to enforce peace Statecentric International System Is it contributing to the problem Peoples and nations are very inwardly focused Only care about ourselves see themselves as special chosen unique International Law Key difference from domestic law Four Major Sources
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