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Excuses

Jeff McMahan

in Killing in War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199548668
eISBN:
9780191721045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548668.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter begins by offering two mutually compatible diagnoses of why the orthodox view has been perennially appealing. One is that the orthodox view makes sense as a matter of law and people tend ... More


Justifications for Killing Noncombatants in War

F. M. Kamm

in The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199897520
eISBN:
9780199950249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897520.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter indicates several basic justifications for killing noncombatants in war, as well as some problems connected to these justifications. It studies the implications of applying an ... More


The Morality of Warfare: United Synagogue Lecture

Immanuel Jakobovits

in Jewish Preaching in Times of War, 1800 - 2001

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764401
eISBN:
9781800340848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764401.003.0034
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses a sermon by Immanuel Jakobovits. This sermon does not directly respond to a war situation — the war in the Falklands. However, it does survey themes that provide the background ... More


Humanitarian Law: The Law of Armed Conflict

Jennifer Moore

in Humanitarian Law in Action within Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199856961
eISBN:
9780190260064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199856961.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter focuses on the tenets of international humanitarian law, also known as the law of armed conflict, with particular emphasis on the customary norms of humanity, distinction, necessity, and ... More


Ethics, Security, and The War-Machine: The True Cost of the Military

Ned Dobos

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198860518
eISBN:
9780191892554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198860518.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If pacifists are correct in thinking that war is always unjust, then presumably we ought to eliminate the possibility and temptation of ever engaging in it: We should not build war-making capacity, ... More


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