Deliver Me From My Necessities: Augustinian Reflections on the Use of Force

From Torrey Honors Institute Lectures

Dr. Gilbert Meilaender considers the nature and ethicality of force. He draws on a variety of classical and medieval writings, including those of St. Augustine. Dr. Meilander concludes that force can be used with good conscious when it is truly necessary, and warns of the dangers that force presents both to its victims and its utilizers.

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    14. Deliver Me From My Necessities: Augustinian Reflections on the Use of Force

    by Gilbert Meilaender

    73:16 — April 10, 2014

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