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Humanitarian Intervention, Consent, and Proportionality

Jeff McMahan

in Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325195
eISBN:
9780199776412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325195.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

One of the central issues raised by Jonathan Glover's study of atrocities in the twentieth century is when it can be permissible, or indeed obligatory, to use military force to stop or to prevent ... More


Genocidal Language Games 1

Tirrell Lynne

in Speech and Harm: Controversies Over Free Speech

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199236282
eISBN:
9780191741357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236282.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the role played by derogatory terms (e.g. ‘inyenzi’ or cockroach, ‘inzoka’ or snake) in laying the social groundwork for the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda in 1994. The ... More


Neither Close Nor Strange: Levinas, Hospitality, and Genocide

RICHARD KEARNEY and KASCHA SEMONOVITCH

in Phenomenologies of the Stranger: Between Hostility and Hospitality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234615
eISBN:
9780823240722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234615.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Can we apply Emmanuel Levinas's account of the Other to concrete situations? Though one might first associate Levinas's thought with the European genocide of the early twentieth century, this chapter ... More


Just War Theory

John W. Lango

in The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748645756
eISBN:
9780748697182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645756.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter scrutinises just war theory generally, and later chapters concentrate specifically on the core just war principles of just cause, last resort, proportionality, and noncombatant immunity. ... More


All Things Considered

John W. Lango

in The Ethics of Armed Conflict: A Cosmopolitan Just War Theory

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748645756
eISBN:
9780748697182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645756.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

To establish prospectively that a proposed military action would be just, we have the burden of proving, by clear and convincing evidence, that all of the core just war principles would be satisfied. ... More


Rwanda Transforming

Jennifer Yusin

in The Future Life of Trauma: Partitions, Borders, Repetition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275458
eISBN:
9780823277131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275458.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter turns upon the relation between trauma and memory in the context of post-genocide Rwanda. Paying special attention to the case of the Bisesero Memorial site, known as the “National ... More


Narrative Structures, Narratives of Abuse, and Human Rights

Diana Tietjens Meyers

in Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199930388
eISBN:
9780190490102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930388.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Several prominent accounts of narrative build normativity into narration. So it might seem obvious that there is a connection between victims’ stories and moral insight. However, existing ... More


Thinking Together about Genocide: Socially Shared Cognition in Context

Holly Arrow and Alexander Garinther

in Socially Extended Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198801764
eISBN:
9780191840357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801764.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores how people “think together” in dyads, small groups, and larger collectives via mutual influence that organizes shared attention and intention, collectively constructs and ... More


Humanitarian Armed Intervention

Seumas Miller

in Shooting to Kill: The Ethics of Police and Military Use of Lethal Force

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626136
eISBN:
9780190626174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626136.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter it is argued that humanitarian armed intervention in relation to large-scale human rights violations is in some cases morally justified (e.g., the Rwanda genocide), and that ... More


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