Controvers of the theory of just war in the writings of philosophers and Christian theologians

  • K. Semchynskiy

Abstract

Just war theory has a long history, during which it changed its nature and its constituent components. Its purpose was to justify and limit the evil of war. The term just war is found in Aristotle in his work "Politics" and is used in describing the wars fought by the Greeks "in the name of the spread of culture and civilization" against non-Greeks, because they were considered barbarians. In fact, the cause of these wars was the expansion of political and economic control over new territories.

Published
2004-03-09
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Articles