War: An Enquiry

Author: A. C. Grayling
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  • : $27.99(AUD)
  • : 9780300234459
  • : Yale University Press
  • : Yale University Press
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  • : June 2018
  • : 197mm X 127mm
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  • : 27.99
  • : October 2017
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  • : A. C. Grayling
  • : Vices and Virtues Ser.
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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Description

In this deeply considered book, renowned philosopher A. C. Grayling ranges across the tragic history of war. He considers much-debated theories on the causes of water, how warfare has changed in response to technological advances, positive changes that may arise from it, and more recent issues such as religious violence, collateral damage and war crimes. Grayling shows how a more accurate understanding of war might enable us to mitigate its horrors and lessen the burden of its consequence. Book jacket.

Author description

A. C. Grayling is master, New College of the Humanities, and supernumerary fellow, St. Anne's College, Oxford. He is active in the field of human rights and conflict intervention and has written or edited more than thirty books. He lives in London.