After watching the 9-minute Films On Demand video “Religion, War and Violence: The Ethics of War and Peace,” provide an example of a war waged on the basis of retaliation against an aggressor, and a war waged on the basis of humanitarian intervention. Discuss the differences between the ways in which these two kinds of war apply the utilitarian principle of the greatest good. Be sure to identify whose greatest good is being served in each kind of war. Complete your post by discussing which of these kinds of war is easiest to justify using utilitarian principles.
Labaton, A. (Producer) & Schindler, M. (Director). (2002). Religion, war, and violence: The ethics of war and peace [Documentary]. Retrieved from Films On Demand database.