War Debate

War Debate

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Your line of reasoning perilously underestimates the weight of evil in human affairs; deter the ability of political leaders to counter it effectively. If we consider the philosophy of Aquinas, his perception of just war is modeled on his more fundamental idea of legitimate defense. Hence, they conclude that the only correct rationale to resort to armed force is the simply defensive posture of repelling the attack. Aquinas never sought to limit the resort to armed force to simple self-defense. He did, in fact, think that occasions may arise when offensive war is warranted-to regain things wrongly taken, to thwart and punish organized evildoing, or to protect innocents from harm. (more…)

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