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Morally Permissible Use of Lethal Force: A Taxonomy

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/9780190626136.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this chapter a taxonomy is provided of the morally permissible use of lethal force across two main dimensions: (1) individual and joint action (and joint omissions) and (2) negative and positive ... 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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