The Resource Killing in war, Jeff McMahan

Killing in war, Jeff McMahan

Label
Killing in war
Title
Killing in war
Statement of responsibility
Jeff McMahan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Killing a person is in general among the most seriously wrongful forms of action, yet most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war. Does morality become more permissive in a state of war? Jeff McMahan argues that conditions in war make no difference to what morality permits and the justifications for killing people are the same in war as they are in other contexts, such as individual self-defence. This view is radically at odds with the traditional theory of the just war and has implications that challenge common sense views. McMahan argues, for example, that it is wrong to fight in a war that is unjust because it lacks a just cause."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMahan, Jeff
Index
index present
LC call number
U22
LC item number
.M394 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Uehiro series in practical ethics.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Combat
  • Military ethics
  • Conscientious objection
  • Responsibility
  • Doden
  • Ethiek
  • Oorlog
  • Combat
  • Conscientious objection
  • Military ethics
  • Responsibility
  • War
  • Oorlog
  • Doden
  • Ethiek
  • Ethik
  • Kombattant
  • Krieg
  • Kriegführung
  • Kriegsrecht (Völkerrecht)
  • Politische Philosophie
  • Tötung
  • Verantwortlichkeit
  • töten
  • Praktische Ethik
  • Krieg
  • Krig
  • Militär etik
Label
Killing in war, Jeff McMahan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [236]-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The morality of participation in an unjust war -- The doctrine of the moral equality of combatants -- The traditional criterion of liability to attack in war -- Can unjust combatants satisfy the principles of Jus in Bello? -- The basis of moral liability to attack in war -- Arguments for the moral equality of combatants -- Justification and liability -- Consent -- The boxing match model of war -- The gladiatorial combat model of war -- Hypothetical consent -- The epistemic argument -- Institutions as sources of justification -- The duty to defer to the epistemic authority of the government -- The duty to sustain the efficient functioning of just institutions -- Fairness to fellow participants -- The collectivist approach to the morality of war -- Transferred responsibility -- Symmetrical disobedience -- Conscientious refusal -- Excuses -- Sources of allegiance to the moral equality of combatants -- The conflation of morality and law -- The conflation of permission and excuse -- Excusing conditions for unjust combatants -- Duress -- Epistemic limitation -- Diminished responsibility -- Skepticism about excusing unjust combatants -- Consistency -- Are unjust combatants excused by duress? -- Are unjust combatants excused by epistemic limitations? -- Liability and the limits of self-defense -- Different types of threat -- The relevance of excuses to killing in self-defense -- Culpable threats -- Partially excused threats -- Excused threats and innocent threats -- Nonresponsible threats -- Justified threats and just threats -- Liability to defensive attack -- The moral status of unjust combatants -- Liability and punishment -- The relevance of excuses to the distribution of risk -- Child soldiers -- Civilian immunity and civilian liability -- The moral and legal foundations of civilian immunity -- The possible bases of civilian liability -- Civilian liability to lesser and collateral harms -- Can civilians be liable to intentional military attack? -- Civilian liability and terrorism
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780199548668
Lccn
2009008807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)226360128
Label
Killing in war, Jeff McMahan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [236]-245) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The morality of participation in an unjust war -- The doctrine of the moral equality of combatants -- The traditional criterion of liability to attack in war -- Can unjust combatants satisfy the principles of Jus in Bello? -- The basis of moral liability to attack in war -- Arguments for the moral equality of combatants -- Justification and liability -- Consent -- The boxing match model of war -- The gladiatorial combat model of war -- Hypothetical consent -- The epistemic argument -- Institutions as sources of justification -- The duty to defer to the epistemic authority of the government -- The duty to sustain the efficient functioning of just institutions -- Fairness to fellow participants -- The collectivist approach to the morality of war -- Transferred responsibility -- Symmetrical disobedience -- Conscientious refusal -- Excuses -- Sources of allegiance to the moral equality of combatants -- The conflation of morality and law -- The conflation of permission and excuse -- Excusing conditions for unjust combatants -- Duress -- Epistemic limitation -- Diminished responsibility -- Skepticism about excusing unjust combatants -- Consistency -- Are unjust combatants excused by duress? -- Are unjust combatants excused by epistemic limitations? -- Liability and the limits of self-defense -- Different types of threat -- The relevance of excuses to killing in self-defense -- Culpable threats -- Partially excused threats -- Excused threats and innocent threats -- Nonresponsible threats -- Justified threats and just threats -- Liability to defensive attack -- The moral status of unjust combatants -- Liability and punishment -- The relevance of excuses to the distribution of risk -- Child soldiers -- Civilian immunity and civilian liability -- The moral and legal foundations of civilian immunity -- The possible bases of civilian liability -- Civilian liability to lesser and collateral harms -- Can civilians be liable to intentional military attack? -- Civilian liability and terrorism
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780199548668
Lccn
2009008807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)226360128

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