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The Resource The ethics of nonviolence : essays, by Robert L. Holmes ; edited by Predrag Cicovacki

The ethics of nonviolence : essays, by Robert L. Holmes ; edited by Predrag Cicovacki

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The ethics of nonviolence : essays
Title
The ethics of nonviolence
Title remainder
essays
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by Robert L. Holmes ; edited by Predrag Cicovacki
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Language
eng
Summary
Robert Holmes is one of the leading proponents of nonviolence in the United States, and his influence extends to the rest of the world. However, he has never presented his views on nonviolence in full-length book form. The Ethics of Nonviolence brings together his best essays on the topic, both classic works and more obscure pieces, as well as several important essays that have never been published. Holmes started his career by following Dewey and James, and then turned toward metaethics. The Vietnam War finally led him toward moral problems related to war and violence. For the last forty years he has been a great proponent of nonviolence and pacifism in the style of Tolstoy and Gandhi. If ethics is meant to be more than a purely academic exercise, the theoretical ethics of philosophy must be shown to be relevant to applied morality; the ongoing process of making moral judgments must add value to the world we live in. For Robert Holmes, no aspect of reality is more in need of ethical thinking and reform than the culture of war and violence that cannot be ignored. There are morally viable alternatives to this violence, Holmes argues, and he scrutinizes the sources and implications of such positions. Holmes shows that nonviolence and pacifism can lead us toward a more peaceful and humanely dignified world
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Holmes, Robert L
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1459.5
LC item number
.H65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Cicovacki, Predrag
  • Holmes, Robert L
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Nonviolence
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The ethics of nonviolence : essays, by Robert L. Holmes ; edited by Predrag Cicovacki
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Dewey's moral philosophy in contemporary perspective -- Consequentialism and its consequences -- The limited relevance of analytical ethics to the problems of bioethics -- The concept of corporate responsibility -- University neutrality and ROTC -- The philosophy of political realism in international affairs -- The challenge of nonviolence in the new world order -- St. Augustine and the just war theory -- War, power, and nonviolence -- Violence and nonviolence -- The morality of nonviolence -- Terrorism, violence, and nonviolence -- Understanding evil from the perspective of nonviolence -- Jallianwala Bagh and the Boston tea party: -- Nonviolent roots of the Indian and American anti-imperialism -- Toward a nonviolent American revolution -- My (non- )teaching philosophy
Control code
ocn822229859
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781623566425
Lccn
2012041381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022473034
System control number
  • (OCoLC)822229859
  • (Sirsi)i9781623568054
Label
The ethics of nonviolence : essays, by Robert L. Holmes ; edited by Predrag Cicovacki
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
John Dewey's moral philosophy in contemporary perspective -- Consequentialism and its consequences -- The limited relevance of analytical ethics to the problems of bioethics -- The concept of corporate responsibility -- University neutrality and ROTC -- The philosophy of political realism in international affairs -- The challenge of nonviolence in the new world order -- St. Augustine and the just war theory -- War, power, and nonviolence -- Violence and nonviolence -- The morality of nonviolence -- Terrorism, violence, and nonviolence -- Understanding evil from the perspective of nonviolence -- Jallianwala Bagh and the Boston tea party: -- Nonviolent roots of the Indian and American anti-imperialism -- Toward a nonviolent American revolution -- My (non- )teaching philosophy
Control code
ocn822229859
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781623566425
Lccn
2012041381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022473034
System control number
  • (OCoLC)822229859
  • (Sirsi)i9781623568054

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