Moral Principles and Nuclear Weapons

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1984 - 265 pages
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Basic Moral Considerations
1
Moral Interest and the National Interest
2
Three Basic Moral Concepts
3
The Principles of Just War
9
Nationalism
11
Development of the Principles of the Just War
13
The Assessment of Risk
25
Summary
27
Strategic and Moral Implications of Nuclear Winter
142
Expected Deaths and the National Interest
144
Weapons Policies and Human Rights
148
Victory and Commitments to Killing the Innocent
150
Detente and the Infliction of Risk
152
Arguments That The Risk Is Permissible
153
One Argument That The Risk Is Not Permissible
162
Summary of the Argument Thus Far
171

Nuclear Weapons Politics and Strategy A Short History
30
The Atomic Bomb
33
Development of the Cold War
36
Missiles and the Bomb
39
Nuclear Diplomacy 19531960
44
19611972
49
Missile Accuracy and Warhead Proliferation
62
Arms and Allies
68
The Four Arms Races of the Nuclear Era
69
Four Strategic Races
73
Present Risks and Plans for Nuclear War
74
Seven Ways Across the Nuclear Threshold
75
Proliferation
83
The Risk of Nuclear War in the Coming Decades
84
The Effects of Thermonuclear Weapons
85
Cancer and Nuclear Winter
91
The End of the World?
93
A Short Tour of Strategic Weapons Policies
97
Possession or NonPossession?
98
Tactical Strategic or Both?
105
Nuclear Aggression or Nuclear Defense
106
First Use or No First Use?
107
Commitment or Bluff?
108
Counterforce Countervalue or Both?
111
Massive Retalition or Flexible Response?
114
Strategic Defense or No Strategic Defense
115
Victory Detente NonPossession
119
Characteristics of the Grand Strategies
123
Weapons Policies and the Common Good
124
The Minimax Rule
125
The Disaster Avoidance Principle
126
Maximizing Expected Value and Minimizing Expected Deaths
128
Sensitivity to Error
134
Other Factors Relevant to the Common Good
138
Human Rights and Wartime Uses of Nuclear Weapons
172
The Paradox of Deterrence
175
Weapons Policies and the Concept of Justice
179
Possession and Fairness
180
The Veil of Ignorance Test
182
Moral Consistency and Force Deployments
184
Justice and Risks to the Third World
187
The Unresolved Problem of Compensatory Justice
188
Nuclear Risks and Future Generations
189
Weapons Policies and the Laws of War
193
Right Cause
196
Right Intention
198
Necessity
199
Chance of Victory
200
Discrimination
201
Proportionality
204
Ramsey on Nuclear War
205
The Catholic Church on Nuclear War
207
Possession
210
Use
212
Nuclear Reprisals
216
Steps Toward Disarmament
219
From Victory to Detente
220
Objections to the Switch to Detente
224
Detente Plus City Avoidance
227
From Detente to NonPossession
229
Internationalization of Nuclear Weapons
230
New Steps Towards Internationalization
232
Moral Aspects of the Internationalization of Nuclear Weapons
234
Conventional Weapons in a PostNuclear World
235
Reflections on the Cult of Strength
236
Index
259
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