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McMahan, Jeff

Works: 56 works in 172 publications in 4 languages and 6,029 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Translator, Other
Classifications: HV6515, 179.7
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Publications about Jeff McMahan
Publications by Jeff McMahan
Most widely held works by Jeff McMahan
The ethics of killing : problems at the margins of life by Jeff McMahan( Book )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 955 libraries worldwide
"This book is a comprehensive study of the ethics of killing in cases in which the metaphysical or moral status of the individual killed is uncertain or controversial. Among the beings whose status is questionable or marginal in this way are human embryos and fetuses, neonates, animals, anencephalic infants, human beings with severe, congenital, cognitive impairments, and human beings who have become severely demented or irreversibly comatose." "In an attempt to understand the moral status of these beings, Jeff McMahan develops and defends distinctive accounts of the nature of personal identity, the evaluation of death, and the wrongness of killing. He contends that the morality of killing is not unitary; rather, the principles that determine the morality of killing in marginal cases are different from those that govern the killing of persons who are self-conscious and rational."--Jacket
Reagan and the world : imperial policy in the new Cold War by Jeff McMahan( Book )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
The morality of nationalism by Robert McKim( Book )
19 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 libraries worldwide
This volume addresses the the ethics of nationalism. Rather than analyzing the descriptive and prescriptive themes and issues of policy, this collection focuses on the deeper moral issues that must be addressed if a policy prescription is to be well grounded
Killing in war by Jeff McMahan( Book )
25 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 539 libraries worldwide
"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
Ethics and humanity : themes from the philosophy of Jonathan Glover ( Book )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
"Ethics and Humanity pays to tribute to Jonathan Glover, a pioneering figure whose thought and personal influence have had a significant impact on applied philosophy. Glover has made seminal contributions in topics that include genetic engineering, abortion, euthanasia, war, and moral responsibility. The essays collected here, written by some of the most distinguished contemporary moral philosophers, address topics to which Glover has contributed, with particular emphasis on problems of conflict discussed in his book Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century. There are also moving testaments to the influence Glover has had on colleagues, students, and friends. Glover himself contributes a series of replies that constitute an important addition to his published work."--Jacket
British nuclear weapons : for and against by Jeff McMahan( Book )
9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 libraries worldwide
A select bibliography of moral and political philosophy by S. L Hurley( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
La Moral del nacionalismo ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 14 libraries worldwide
La moral del nacionalismo ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Striking first : preemption and prevention in international conflict by Michael W Doyle( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"In Striking First, Michael Doyle shows how the Bush Doctrine has consistently disregarded a vital distinction in international law between acts of preemption in the face of imminent threats and those of prevention in the face of the growing offensive capability of an enemy. Taking a close look at the Iraq war, the 1998 attack against al Qaeda in Afghanistan, and the Cuban Missile Crisis, among other conflicts, he contends that international law must rely more completely on United Nations Charter procedures and develop better standards for dealing with serious threats. After explaining how the UN can again play an important role in enforcing international law and strengthening international guidelines for responding to threats, he describes the rare circumstances when unilateral action is indeed necessary. Based on the 2006 Tanner Lectures at Princeton University, Striking First includes responses by distinguished political theorists Richard Tuck and Jeffrey McMahan and international law scholar Harold Koh, yielding a lively debate that will redefine how - and for what reasons - tomorrow's wars are fought."--Jacket
La moral del nacionalismo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The Ethics of Killing : Self-defense, War, and Punishment ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Nacionalismo: a favor y en contra : principios éticos y políticos de ideas nacionalistas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Autodeterminacion, intervencion internacional y tolerancia entre las naciones : v2 by Robert McKim( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
La moral del nacionalismo ( Article )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A history of the Camden Hunt, 1926-1996 : celebrating seventy years of riding to hounds by Jeff McMahan( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Morality, Law, and the Relation Between Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello by Jeff McMahan( Article )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Killing by remote control : the ethics of an unmanned military by Bradley Jay Strawser( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A new powerful military weapon has appeared in the skies of world and with it a new form of warfare has quickly emerged bringing with it a host of pressing ethical questions and issues. This book brings together some of the best scholars currently working on these questions
Etyka zabijania by Jeff McMahan( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Can Soldiers be expected to know whether their War is just? by Jeff McMahan( Article )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Jeff McMahan American philosopher
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Jeff McMahan US-amerikanischer Philosoph
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English (119)
Spanish (12)
Polish (1)
German (1)
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