LEGAL REASONING AND LEGAL THEORY
Philosophers have always questioned the nature of rationality. The history of philosophy appears to many as an ongoing struggle between dogmatism and scepticism, between those who defend the broad scope of reason and those who assert its strict limitation. Concern for the nature of reason has thus become almost synonymous with philosophy. In the past few decades, however, the nature of this concern has changed in a fundamental manner, giving rise to inquiry into the interrelation between different modes of rationality.
Two major characteristics, the concepts of command responsibility and obedience to orders, distinguish military law from civilian law. In Military Obedience, Professor Keijzer examines the second characteristic. Obviously, U.S. v. Calley was the touchstone which led to the writing of this book but the subject matter is much broader than the "defense of superior orders." He has compiled a definitive work on this aspect of military law.
Kevin M. Clark reviewer and Charles A. White, Jr. Lieutenant Colonel,
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