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Tamar Meisels

in Debating Targeted Killing: Counter-Terrorism or Extrajudicial Execution?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190906917
eISBN:
9780190906955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906917.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter opens the debate with Meisels’ defense of targeted killing as a legitimate and desirable defensive anti-terrorism strategy, in keeping with both just war theory and international law. ... More


Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military

Bradley Jay Strawser (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199926121
eISBN:
9780199345656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926121.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

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 ... More


Targeted Killing

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/9780190626136.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter, targeted killing is defined and distinguished from assassination and from extrajudicial killing. It is argued that targeted killing of combatants in theaters of war by the use of, ... More


Drones and Targeted Killing: Angels or Assassins?

David Whetham

in Killing by Remote Control: The Ethics of an Unmanned Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199926121
eISBN:
9780199345656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926121.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Targeted killing is a highly contentious subject and, although the term has been around for some time, is becoming increasingly associated with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Is targeted ... More


Debating Targeted Killing: Counter-Terrorism or Extrajudicial Execution?

Tamar Meisels and Jeremy Waldron

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190906917
eISBN:
9780190906955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906917.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this “for and against” book, Jeremy Waldron and Tamar Meisels defend competing positions on the legitimacy of targeted killing. The volume begins with a joint introduction, briefly setting out the ... More


Reply to Professor Meisels

Jeremy Waldron

in Debating Targeted Killing: Counter-Terrorism or Extrajudicial Execution?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190906917
eISBN:
9780190906955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906917.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Waldron’s reply focuses on several difficulties in the account given by Meisels, mostly concerning arguments raised against targeted killing to which a proper response has not been given. The first ... More


Introduction

Tamar Meisels and Jeremy Waldron

in Debating Targeted Killing: Counter-Terrorism or Extrajudicial Execution?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190906917
eISBN:
9780190906955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906917.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The debate over targeted killing in this volume begins with a joint introduction by the authors, briefly setting out the terms of discussion, and presenting a short overview of the practice—what is ... More


Reply to Professor Waldron

Tamar Meisels

in Debating Targeted Killing: Counter-Terrorism or Extrajudicial Execution?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190906917
eISBN:
9780190906955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906917.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The volume concludes with an exchange between the authors, directly engaging with the others’ respective argument. In this penultimate chapter, Meisels briefly responds and replies to the arguments ... More


Targeting Al Qaeda: Law and Morality in the US “War on Terror”

Andrew Altman

in The Ethics of War: Essays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199376148
eISBN:
9780199376162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376148.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The killing of high-profile terrorist targets has generated considerable ethical and legal debate. On one side are those who see such killings as summary executions that violate the legal and moral ... More


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

Seumas Miller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190626136
eISBN:
9780190626174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190626136.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Terrorism, the use of military force in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, and the fatal police shootings of unarmed persons have all contributed to renewed interest in the ethics of police and military ... More


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