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Peace: Peace in political philosophy can be understood as a state of social and political harmony, characterized by the absence of violence, war, and injustice. Most political philosophers agree that it requires cooperation, trust, and a commitment to justice. See also Justice, Violence, War, Cooperation.
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Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

 
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Hans J. Morgenthau on Peace - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 289
Peace/International Relations/Morgenthau: Whoever wants to put world peace on the safest possible foundation cannot avoid the world state.(1) Without Leviathan
Brocker I 290
no monopoly of superior physical violence, without such a monopoly no permanently pacified space. According to Morgenthau, the world state is a logically necessary, albeit not (!) sufficient condition. Naked hierarchies are no good, neither conquest nor mere formal promotion lead to the goal.



1. Hans J. Morgenthau, Politics Among Nations. The Struggle for Power and Peace, New York 1948. Dt.: Hans J. Morgenthau, Macht und Frieden. Grundlegung einer Theorie der internationalen Politik, Gütersloh 1963, S. 397f.

Christoph Frei, „Hans J. Morgenthau, Macht und Frieden (1948)“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Pol Morg I
Hans Morgenthau
Politics Among Nations: The Struggle for Power and Peace, New York 1948
German Edition:
Macht und Frieden. Grundlegung einer Theorie der internationalen Politik Gütersloh 1963

Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018


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