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By Hartmut Behr

Modern idea of foreign politics faces a twofold challenge: the severe engagement with legacies of nationwide strength politics in connection to twentieth Century diplomacy and the regeneration of notions of humanity. This ebook contributes to this engagement by way of a family tree of strategies on warfare, peace, and ethics.

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27 Thus, how a state should be governed and how the relations among nations should be organized is both derived and derivable from the law of nature. At the same time, we learn that, for Cicero, the law of the state and the law of nations are not necessarily the same and that what is determined in the 40 A History of International Political Theory law of nations should be incorporated into the law of the state. This means that the law of the state appears more complex because this incorporation does not work otherwise; however, Cicero also requests that the law of the state should neither violate the law of the nations nor natural law (see also Nederman, 1993, p.

At the same time, we learn that, for Cicero, the law of the state and the law of nations are not necessarily the same and that what is determined in the 40 A History of International Political Theory law of nations should be incorporated into the law of the state. This means that the law of the state appears more complex because this incorporation does not work otherwise; however, Cicero also requests that the law of the state should neither violate the law of the nations nor natural law (see also Nederman, 1993, p.

The stylistic device to express consternation in Athenian tragic poetry consisted not in overt moral outcry but in ‘plain’ reporting. The intention that stood behind and accompanied this sort of textual composition was, however, crystal clear. The ethical dimension was always present and obvious to the author and the audience. It was standing permanently in the background, without a special need to be explicitly stressed (see also Creed, 1973). The selection and presentation of ‘facts’, so the general perception, did suffice to express and stipulate ethical dismay.

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