Forthcoming: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Philosophy of War: A Brief Analysis on Principles and Justifications
The focus of this book centers on the importance and continued relevance of proven concepts regarding war and societies, provided by minds with advanced foresight into the subject. Prominent generals from the past and present have studied these theories and military institutions all over the world continue to practice their strategies. During the initial phase of the nuclear age many strategists believed these theories were no longer relevant. However, they soon realized through proxy wars during the Cold War that nuclear weapons were a tool for advancement rather than a strategy for war. This contribution is unique because it articulates and analyzes how these theories apply to a variety of scenarios (conflicts) across the historical spectrum. It contains no embellishments as accounts were extracted from primary sources supplemented with historiographical literature by sources that have published extensively on the subject. It will be especially alluring for those interested in military thought rather than someone interested in a simple account of events unfolding in a certain war.