Ch 37: Moral Issues in Peacetime & War

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Watch engaging video lessons to examine various moral dilemmas that face humankind in times of peace and when facing the prospects of war. Take a short quiz at the end of every lesson for self-assessment.

Moral Issues in Peacetime & War - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Plato stated, 'Only the dead have seen the end of war.' The history of the world is largely a history of warfare and the moral issues that arise when faced with going to war. This chapter encompasses different elements of peace and war in its lessons. Take a multiple-choice quiz that accompanies each lesson to measure how well you have learned the material and contact knowledgeable instructors with any questions. These lessons cover such topics as:

  • What is pacifism?
  • Is war ever justifiable?
  • How is justice carried out after war?
  • What is unconventional weaponry?
  • What role do conventions play?

Video Objective
Peace & Pacifist Views Learn about peacetime and the ideology of pacifists.
Justifications for Waging War Examine the justifications for going to war.
Criteria for Justice in Waging a War & the Aftermath of a War Investigate the necessity of justice during and after wartime.
The Morality of Unconventional Weapons in War Distinguish between conventional and unconventional weapons and discuss the morality of unconventional weapons.
International Conventions & World Politics Explains the use of conventions in world politics, such as the Geneva Convention.

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