Scholar

Doctrine and Experience

By: Frederick Dotolo   Carolyn Vacca  

This pedagogical paper explores how I use Aristotle’s Nicomedian Ethics as the foundation for an upper level undergraduate seminar on military ethics and strategy in counterinsurgency warfare. The class links Aristotlean ethics to the historical conduct of Small Wars as developed in Clausewitz and C.E Callwell. In addition, students study and evaluate the contrast between this humanities-centered approach and that of the social sciences of modern counterinsurgency doctrine.

Pedagogy Small Wars
Humanities Education
Paper Presentation in a Themed Session



Frederick Dotolo

-, -, St. John Fisher College, United States
New York, United States



Dr. Carolyn Vacca

Chair/Assoc Professor, History, St. John Fisher College, United States
New York, United States

County Historian (Monroe County, NY, USA).