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Fighting for One’s Own

Victor Tadros

in To Do, To Die, To Reason Why: Individual Ethics in War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198831549
eISBN:
9780191869310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831549.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses the significance of political and personal relationships in the ethics of war—the extent to which such relationships and political communities give people reason to fight, the ... More


Just and Unjust War 1

Thomas M. Franck

in Fairness in International Law and Institutions

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198267850
eISBN:
9780191683398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267850.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Justice discourse has long played an important moral and strategic role in the waging of war. Whether the cause is a just one is determined by the jus ad bellum, the ‘law of war’. Whether the mode of ... More


The Scope of Liability in War

Kai Draper

in War and Individual Rights: The Foundations of Just War Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199388899
eISBN:
9780199388912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388899.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If one is to assess whether recourse to war would be justified, one must distinguish those who are liable to harm (e.g., unjust aggressors) from those who are not (e.g., babes in arms). Thus, one of ... More


Robot Guardians: Teleoperated Combat Vehicles in Humanitarian Military Intervention

Zack Beauchamp and Julian Savulescu

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/9780199926121.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Perhaps the most common criticism of teleoperated combat vehicles is that they make war more likely by reducing the associated costs. However, it is not as obvious as is usually presumed that this ... More


The Psychology of Just and Unjust Wars: Response to Sherman

Ryan K. Balot

in Loyalty: NOMOS LIV

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785935
eISBN:
9780814760918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785935.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter comments on Nancy Sherman's essay in the previous chapter, which examined the psychic trauma associated with fighting for unjust causes. In the first half of her essay, Sherman ... More


Summoning Hostility: Al-Fārābī, Aquinas, and Warlike Peace

Murad Idris

in War for Peace: Genealogies of a Violent Ideal in Western and Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190658014
eISBN:
9780190658045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658014.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The writings of al-Fārābī and Aquinas make visible a morality that informs the oppositions between the peaceful and the warlike, and between just war and illegitimate aggression. In their typologies ... More


Citizenship and Liability

Kai Draper

in War and Individual Rights: The Foundations of Just War Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199388899
eISBN:
9780199388912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199388899.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter evaluates two arguments to the conclusion that the scope of liability in war extends to at least most citizens of a nation engaged in unjust war. Roughly stated, the first is the ... More


Afterword

Jessica Berman

in Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This afterword reflects on the connections among narrative, politics, and justice by analyzing Barack Obama's 2010 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech where his remarks describe the fine line between ... More


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