Hugo Grociola guerra por medio del derecho

  1. Peña Echeverría, Francisco Javier
Araucaria: Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política, Humanidades y Relaciones Internacionales
  1. Espinosa Antón, Francisco Javier (coord.)

ISSN: 2340-2199 1575-6823

Year of publication: 2014

Volume: 16

Issue: 32

Pages: 69-92

Type: Article

DOI: 10.12795/ARAUCARIA.2014.I32.04 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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Grotius's position on war is considered in this article as an attempt to mediate between political realism and moralistic pacifism. Although war is an inevitable consequence of the permanent conflict in human relations, it can be adjusted to the principles and rules of common natural law and ius gentium resulting from the consensus among peoples. Consequently, Grotius outlines the conditions for justification of war and proposes rules of conduct in war. However, an insurmountable tension persists between moral and law normative claims, on one hand, and the logic of force essential to war, on the other.

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