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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 4(5), pp. 162Ė173, May, 2016. 

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2016.033

ISSN: 2360-784X

 

 

Research Paper

 

 

Common Circumstances for the Moral Justifiability of Employing Violent Force and Retaliation; Special Emphasis in Political Aspects of Humanís Life

 

Sisay Assemrie Temesgen

 

Lecturer at Madawalabu University, Bale Robe, Ethiopia. Email Adress:sisay.assemrie@gmail.com

 

Accepted 16 May 2016

Abstract

 

Commonly, employing violent force and retaliation are conceived as irrational and uncivilized ways of human existence. Thus, they are considered as morally wrong acts. But, under certain conditions, employing violent force and retaliation can be morally justifiable. In this Article, I tried to illustrate the moral justifiability of employing violence for the purpose of self-defense, freedom, equality, balance of justice, and maximizing the benefits of the majority in number. By combining both moral and political theories, I attempted to analyze the moral acceptability of violent force and retaliation at the individual and community level; and in the arena of national and international politics. Even through, many research works have been done in this area, no one tried to provide a comprehensive analysis of the moral justifiability of violence and retaliation. To fill this gap, I used liberal, Marxian, Retributive and utilitarian theories in combination. Thus, this Article is well organized and elaborated to provide an important background awareness and direction to other researchers on the need of using combined theories (moral and political) to fully conceptualize the moral goodness and natural ground of utilizing violent force and retaliation in certain political circumstances.

Key Words: Force, Retaliation, Liberalism, Marxism, Retributism, Utilitarianism

 

Cite This Article As: Temesgen SA(2016). Common Circumstances for the Moral Justifiability of Employing Violent Force and Retaliation; Special Emphasis in Political Aspects of Humanís Life. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 4(5): 162-173


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