Volume 57, Number 3 (2004) Summer/Autumn
The Greek philosopher Aristotle (c. 384–322 BC), who by virtue of his Nichomachean Ethics is arguably the founder of ethics as a secular study, in contradistinction to the more religiously oriented moral philosophy of his teacher Plato, and of Plato’s own mentor, Socrates. Over 2,300 years later, ethics—as a practical discipline as well as a scholarly pursuit—remains a central concern of the Naval War College. This issue collects, under the rubric “Legal and Ethical Issues of IRAQI FREEDOM,” articles emerging from, and addressing key issues of, the College’s fifteenth annual Professional Ethics Conference, held in November 2003.
From the Editor
The Face of Naval Battle: The Human Experience ofModern War at Sea,
Richard J. Norton
Sky and Ocean Joined: The U.S. Naval Observatory, 1830–2000,
John B. Hattendorf