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Killing in war
Jeff McMahan

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Killing in war
Jeff McMahan

Published 2011 by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

The morality of participation in an unjust war
The doctrine of the moral equality of combatants
The traditional criterion of liability to attack in war
Can unjust combatants satisfy the principles of Jus in Bello?
The basis of moral liability to attack in war
Arguments for the moral equality of combatants
Justification and liability
The boxing match model of war
The gladiatorial combat model of war
Hypothetical consent
The epistemic argument
Institutions as sources of justification
The duty to defer to the epistemic authority of the government
The duty to sustain the efficient functioning of just institutions
Fairness to fellow participants
The collectivist approach to the morality of war
Transferred responsibility
Symmetrical disobedience
Conscientious refusal
Sources of allegiance to the moral equality of combatants
The conflation of morality and law
The conflation of permission and excuse
Excusing conditions for unjust combatants
Epistemic limitation
Diminished responsibility
Skepticism about excusing unjust combatants
Are unjust combatants excused by epistemic limitations?
Liability and the limits of self-defense
Different types of threat
The relevance of excuses to killing in self-defense
Culpable threats
Partially excused threats
Excused threats and innocent threats
Nonresponsible threats
Justified threats and just threats
Liability to defensive attack
The moral status of unjust combatants
Liability and punishment
The relevance of excuses to the distribution of risk
Child soldiers
Civilian immunity and civilian liability
The moral and legal foundations of civilian immunity
The possible bases of civilian liability
Civilian liability to lesser and collateral harms
Can civilians be liable to intentional military attack?
Civilian liability and terrorism.

Edition Notes

"First published in paperback 2011"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [236]-245) and index.

Uehiro series in practical ethics


Library of Congress
U22 .M394 2011

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xii, 250 p. ;
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