War, Justice, and Non-Violence: Perspectives and Paradoxes

Presenter: Kent McConnell

How and why are wars fought? What exactly is a just war? This program looks at the history of "just war theory," starting in antiquity and following the development of three major elements of just war thinking: jus ad bellum (the right to war), jus in bello (the laws of war), and jus post bellum (justice after war). Highlighting the work of philosophers Larry May, Michael Walzer, and Richard Norman, Kent McConnell focuses discussion on the philosophical and theological foundations of just war thinking and non-violence. 


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Event Details


Saturday, June 24, 2023 1:00pm


Portsmouth Public Library
175 Parrot Avenue
Portsmouth NH 03801

Hosted By:

Portsmouth Submarine Memorial Association

Contact Info:

Patricia Violette, 603-436-3680