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Killing in war

Author: Jeff MacMahan
Publisher: Oxford [u.a.] Clarendon Press 2011
Series: Uehiro series in practical ethics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback edView 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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff MacMahan
ISBN: 9780199548668 0199548668 9780199603572 019960357X
OCLC Number: 846443334
Notes: Originally published: 2009
Description: XII, 250 S. 22 cm
Contents: 1. The Morality of Participation in an Unjust War ; 2. Arguments for the Moral Equality of Combatants ; 3. Excuses ; 4. Liability and the Limits of Self-Defense ; 5. Civilian Immunity and Civilian Liability
Series Title: Uehiro series in practical ethics
Responsibility: Jeff McMahan

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This is a good book, well-informed, carefully written and full of insight, scholarship and tough argument. It will certainly stimulate extensive debate amongst philosophers. * Tony Coady, Australian Read more...

 
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