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Kantian thinking about military ethics

Author: J Carl Ficarrotta
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate Pub. Co., 2010.
Series: Military and defence ethics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Military ethics is not a field known to take inspiration from Kantian-inspired thinkers. Demonstrating how an ethicist who takes Kantian commitments seriously addresses controversial questions in the profession of arms, this volume examines some of the less frequently studied topics within military ethics such as women in combat, military careerism, homosexuality, teaching bad ethics, immoral wars, collateral damage  Read more...
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Ficarrotta, J. Carl, 1957-
Kantian thinking about military ethics.
Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2009034586
(OCoLC)434126073
Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Carl Ficarrotta
ISBN: 0754699749 9780754699743
OCLC Number: 640409008
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 135 pages).
Contents: Are military professionals bound by a higher moral standard? : Functionalism and its limits --
Women in combat : discrimination by generality --
Careerism in the military services : an analysis of its nature, why it is wrong and what might be done about it --
Homosexuality and military service : a case for abandoning "don't ask, don't tell" --
How to teach a bad military ethics course --
Should members of the military fight in immoral wars? : A case for selective conscientious objection --
Does the doctrine of double effect justify collateral damage? : A case for more restrictive targeting policies --
Just war theory : triumphant ... and doing more harm than good.
Series Title: Military and defence ethics.
Responsibility: J. Carl Ficarrotta.

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