Philosophia ad bellum

  • Yu. O. Loboda Institute of Philosophy them. GS Pans NAS of Ukraine
Keywords: war, strategy, logic, theory of cognition, intelligence, victory, defeat


In the paper «Philosophia ad bellum» is being realized an attempt to classify philosophic approaches to the study of phenomenon of war by the analogy with the structure of «Just war theory» – 1. Philosophia ad bellum – «philosophy for war», where are investigated ways of using of philosophic methods of cognition in applied military sciences; 2. Philosophia supra bello – «philosophy above war», which investigates world­view, historic­philosophic, existential, logic­epistemological aspects of war; 3. Philosophia contra belli – «philosophy against war», where research of the essence of war gets its logical conclusion in grounding of the absurdity of thinking schemes which justify war as an act of violence. In the article was made historic­philosophic overview of the part «Philosophia ad bellum», where were showed tangent questions, which are considered by philosophic logic and theory of strategic intelligence. It was stated, that specialists if military intelligence admit the important role of researches in logic and theory of cognition in their professional work; were defined basic questions, which have the most essential interest for military professionals. There were analyzed ways of using of philosophic methods in developing military strategies, was made a conclusion that philosophy can be a basis of strategic failures and victories as well.

Author Biography

Yu. O. Loboda, Institute of Philosophy them. GS Pans NAS of Ukraine


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How to Cite
Loboda, Y. O. (2014). Philosophia ad bellum. Scientific and Theoretical Almanac Grani, 17(8), 40-46. Retrieved from