Been too busy to post, lately. Life, eh?
Anyway, do I do philosophy at level 3 in my custom Peace Studies degree?
I had intended to do module A333 Key Questions in Philosophy with the Open University specifically for topic 2 of 5: “War – Can there be justice in war?“
That part is described thus:
“Is there a clear moral distinction between killing combatants and killing non-combatants? Are there circumstances – situations of supreme emergency – in which it is justifiable to suspend the accepted conventions of war? Should all soldiers be treated in the same way, regardless of whether their cause is just? This book will guide you through some of the core ideas of Just War Theory and recent criticisms of this approach.”
I could just study those questions for myself and produce my own conclusions on here.