PSCI 237 Fall 2012 Just War Theory, Terrorism, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (W)

Cross Listed as PHIL238
What is generally known as Just War Theory (JWT), first clearly formulated by Augustine and then developing both theistic and non-theistic variants, is currently challenged by terrorism, torture, and weapons of mass destruction. Participants in this tutorial will review prominent current forms of JWT, examing how each deals--or can be adapted to deal--with these challenges. Participants will aim to discover, or perhaps in part to develop, the currently best available theory concerning the political ethics of torture, terrorism, counterterrorism, and the production and uses of weapons of mass destruction.
Class Format: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: tutorial papers and responses to partners' tutorial papers, in alternating weeks; participation in tutorial discussions
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Prerequisites: Any Philosophy course, Political Science 203, or permission of the instructor
Enrollment Preference: Philosophy and Political Science majors and potential majors; first preference to those who were bumped from this course in Fall 2011
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Distribution Notes: meets Value Theory requirement only if registration is under PHIL
Divisional Attributes: Division II,Writing Intensive
Other Attributes: JLST Enactment/Applications in Institutions,PHIL Contemporary Value Theory Courses
Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 1484
PSCI237-T1(F) TUT Just War Theory (W) Division 2: Social StudiesWriting Intensive Alan White
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