Reminder: Justice in War Debate Tomorrow

 Posted by on 12 March 2007 at 10:54 am  Uncategorized
Mar 122007

The debate between Yaron Brook (Ayn Rand Institute, just war theory critic) and Martin Cook (Air Force Academy Philosophy Professor, preeminent just war theorist) will be held tomorrow evening in Boulder. (This event is hosted by Boulder’s Philosophy Department, not any campus club.)

What: “Justice in War: A Debate” with Dr. Martin Cook (US Air Force Academy) and Dr. Yaron Brook (Ayn Rand Institute)

When: Tuesday, March 13th, 2007, 8:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Wittemeyer Courtroom, Wolf Law Building University of Colorado, Boulder

America is often harshly criticized at home and abroad for its conduct in war, not just by “doves” hoping to restrain our military might but also by “hawks” seeking more vigorous military action. What does morality require of America in war?

Dr. Martin Cook will defend the “just war tradition” and examine its application to the world today, including to the war on terror. Dr. Martin Cook is a Professor of Philosophy and Deputy Department Head at the United States Air Force Academy.

Dr. Yaron Brook will argue that the “just war tradition” is an immoral, self-sacrificial restriction on the military for the sake of America’s enemies and their supporters. Dr. Yaron Brook is the President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute.

This debate is free and open to the public. For more information, the Think! web site. All “Think!” events are sponsored by the Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department of the University of Colorado at Boulder and funded through the generosity of The Collins Foundation.

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