Professor Coady is best known for a book on the epistemology of testimony, Testimony: A Philosophical Study (Oxford University Press, 1992); but he has also established a well-deserved reputation as an authority on the just-war tradition. In Morality and Political Violence, he has produced a major work, characterized by an abundance of good sense and acute argument.
I have no hesitation in recommending Morality and Political Violence. It deserves to replace the hitherto standard work, Michael Walzer’s Just and Unjust Wars, as the first book to consult about the morality of warfare. FULL ARTICLE