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Philosophy and Just War

From: Steve
Sent on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 1:20 AM
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Philosophy and Just War

"It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on."
-Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"

"War is justified only by the injustice of an aggressor; and that injustice ought to be a source of grief to any good man, because it is human injustice."
-Augustine

"I'm not so naive or simplistic to believe we can eliminate war. We're not going to change human nature anytime soon. It isn't that we aren't rational. We are rational. But reason has limits. There's a quote from T.S. Eliot that I just love":

We shall not cease from exploring
And at the end of our exploration
We will return to where we started
And know the place for the first time.


"Now that's in a sense where I'm beginning to be."


-Robert McNamara from "The Fog of War":


When is it moral for a nation to go to War?
What is a 'just war'?


Join Plato's Cave philosophers as we examine the philosophy of war through the prism of Augustine's 'Just-War principles' and Robert McNamara's "The Fog of War".

Be sure to check the Files section to prepare for this meeting.

Steve, Plato's Cave Organizer

http://www.meetup.com/PlatosCave/calendar/12825624/

When: Sunday, April 18,[masked]:00 PM

NOTE: This is the 3rd Sunday.
Reason - The first Sunday is Easter and the second Sunday is Free Thinkers.

Where:
Austins Coffee
929 West Fairbanks Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
[masked]

RSVP limit: 15 "Yes" RSVPs
If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)

You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/PlatosCave/suggestion/

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