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Posted by mutemaler on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 03:57:37 :
In Reply to: War: A thought for your pondering, and perhaps arguing... posted by Spencer on Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 21:03:08 :
I am familiar with the question in a slightly different form, and it probably needs to be fleshed out to have any hope of an answer.
But a question first: By big war debate, I assume you mean the one in question. What is the connection to this paradox? In the war in progress I see the choice as between killing a lot of people and killing none at all, a clear choice for me. You choose to kill none at all (in other words not attack). In other words I see it as a simple war of conquest. These wars are fought for gain and not to prevent death, quite the opposite they inflict it.
I suspect the first requires context, and I will assert for argumentīs sake that the second is cut and dried and presents no dilemma. Argue away!
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