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Ending

 

(Russian, kontsovkd), the conclusion of a literary work or section of a work. In poetry the ending is the final aphoristic line of a lyric poem (M. Iu. Lermontov’s “I am mournful for you are merry”), the concluding moral in a fable, the unexpected witty deduction in an epigram, or a refrain. In drama the ending may be a curtain line, such as Famusov’s in A. S. Griboedov’s Woe From Wit, “What will Princess Mar’ia Aleksevna say!” In epic works the ending, unlike the denouement, is not related directly to the action, rather, it is an author’s maxim (for example, “It’s a tedious world, gentlemen!” in N. V. Gogol’s The Story of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled With Ivan Nikiforovich), a description of the scenery, or an epilogue.

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It seems clear that a jus terminatio that adopted an unmodified version of the 'sunk costs" interpretation suggested above would be unacceptably permissive, as it would give an almost limitless license to continue and escalate violence in the context of a failing war.
There are two ways that I can see in which jus terminatio could deal with this problem of escalation through revised cost assessments.
Let me now indicate a third feature of jus terminatio that has a comparable effect and connects directly with Miller's argument.
How should the supplementary harms associated with losing a war figure into the proportionality judgments of jus ad bellum and jus terminatio? If these harms are fully counted in proportionality considerations, then we once again seem to license an unacceptable form of moral escalation.