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Killing in war

Author: Jeff McMahan
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2009.
Series: Uehiro series in practical ethics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jeff McMahan urges us to reject the view, dominant throughout history, that mere participation in an unjust war is not wrong. He argues powerfully that combatants who fight for an unjust cause are acting wrongly and are themselves morally responsible for their actions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McMahan, Jeff.
Killing in war.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009008807
(OCoLC)226360128
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff McMahan
ISBN: 9780191563461 0191563463 9780191721045 0191721042
OCLC Number: 326881624
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 250 pages).
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.
Series Title: Uehiro series in practical ethics.
Responsibility: Jefferson McMahan.

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