Killing In War Mcmahan Jeff

jeff mcmahan challenges the reigning orthodoxies regarding the morality of killing in war one of his main theses for example is that usually it is not permissible for combatants fighting without a just cause to attack combatants fighting with a just cause unjust combatants who do otherwise violate the rights of just combatants

jeff mcmahan argues that conditions in war make no difference to what morality permits and the justifications for killing people are the same in war killing a person is in general among the most seriously wrongful forms of action yet most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war

jeff mcmahan argues that conditions in war make no difference to what morality permits and the justifications for killing people are the same in war as they are in other contexts such as individual self defence this view is radically at odds with the traditional theory of the just war and has implications that challenge common sense views

jeff mcmahan argues that conditions in war make no difference to what morality permits and the justifications for killing people are the same in war as they are in other contexts such as individual self defence this view is radically at odds with the traditional theory of the just war and has implications that challenge common sense views

killing in war jeff mcmahan oxford university press 2009 xii 250 pgs jeff mcmahan has written a genuinely revolutionary book he has uncovered a flaw in standard just war theory the standard view sharply separates the morality of going to war jus ad bellum from the morality of warfare jus in bello whether or not a war is just does not affect the morality of how war is to be conducted

jeff mcmahan argues that conditions in war make no difference to what morality permits and the justifications for killing people are the same in war as they are in other contexts such as

his publications include the ethics of killing problems at the margins of life oxford 2002 and killing in war oxford 2009 which deals with just war theory and argues against the deeply held beliefs within jeff mcmahan is an american philosopher

the ethics of killing in war jeff mcmahan i the traditional theory of the just war the traditional theory of the just war comprises two sets of principles one governing the resort to war jus ad bellum and the other governing the conduct of war jus in bello the two sets of principles are regarded

jeff mcmahan killing in war oxford up 2009 250pp 35 00 pbk isbn 9780199548668 reviewed by nick fotion emory university the main topic of this book is the doctrine of the moral equality of combatants as is found in traditional versions of just war theory

i94 jeff mcmahan engaged in causing harm and are therefore relevantly noninnocent 2 it has there fore been assumed that there is a rough equivalence in war between the innocent and noncombatants and between the noninnocent and combatant from there

jeff mcmahan abstract killing a person is in general among the most seriously wrongful forms of action yet most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war

mcmahan x27 s main contributions to just war theory are made in his book killing in war oup 2009 which argues against foundational elements of the traditional theory of the just war theory against michael walzer he claims that those who fight an unjust war can never meet the requirements of jus in bello other work edit

quot killing in war quot and quot who is morally liable to be killed in war quot analysis 71 2011 511 12 and 544 59 respectively a précis and response to gerald lang michael otsuka and bradley strawser in a symposium on killing in war quot

wisconsin public radio interview on the killing of osama bin laden quot the meat eaters quot new york times opinionator september 2010 quot rethinking the x27 just war x27 part 1 quot new york times opinionator november 2012 quot rethinking the x27 just war x27 part 2 quot new york times opinionator november 2012

killing in war jeff mcmahan december 02 13 12 53 pm thesis it is impossible for acts of war by combatants who lack a just cause to satisfy the requirement of proportionality contra to traditional just war theory 1 1 the doctrine of the moral equality of combatants ludwig wittengenstein on war duty to fight for one x27 s country is an overriding obligation the experience of facing death

the ethics of killing in war jeff mcmahan this paper argues that certain central tenets of the traditional theory of the just war cannot be correct advances an alternative account grounded in the same considerations of justice that govern self defense at the individual level

quot jeff mcmahan is one of america x27 s leading contemporary moral philosophers and perhaps one of its most courageous mcmahan x27 s long awaited and widely acclaimed book the ethics of killing advances a groundbreaking theory of the morality of killing and letting die

jeff mcmahan has written a genuinely revolutionary book he has uncovered a flaw in standard just war theory the standard view sharply separates the morality of going to war jus ad bellum from the morality of warfare jus in bello whether or not a war is just does not affect the morality of how war is to be conducted

jeff mcmahan on killing in war if someone is shooting at me in a war surely it is morally acceptable for me to shoot back and kill him or her jeff mcmahan of rutgers university author of a new book on this topic challenges the view that such killing is always acceptable

jeff mcmahan the ethics of killing problems at the margins of life jeff mcmahan 1 2002 3 killing might be thought to be justified for this sort of reason include killing in self defense killing in war and killing as a mode of punishment this range of cases will be the topic of another

the ethics of killing in war jeff mcmahan ethics 114 4 693 733 2004 authors jeff mcmahan oxford university abstract the traditional theory of the just war comprises two sets of principles one governing the resort to war jus ad bellum and the other governing the conduct of war jus in

jeff mcmahan killing in war new york oxford university press 2009 248 pages isbn 978 0199548668 hbk hardback 35 killing in war is based upon mcmahan x27 s 2007 uehiro lectures but draws on the substantial body of work on the ethics of war that mcmahan has produced over the last decade or so

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jeff mcmahan makes the case for this revisionist view in killing in war he explicitly rejects the mec and instead endorses an asymmetric view of the morality of combatants critics object that this revision makes just war impossible because without the mec it is impossible to justify our convictions about legitimate and illegitimate targets

killing in war attempts to demonstrate that this traditional understanding of the just war is mistaken i argue that war is morally continuous with other lesser forms of conflict and that the moral principles that govern the conduct of war are the same as those that govern the morality of individual self defence and third party defence of others

another important theme is that killing in marginal cases should be evaluated in terms of the impact it would have on the victim at the time rather than on the value of the victim x27 s life as a whole jeff mcmahan author university of more by jefferson mcmahan killing in war 2009 ethics

jeff mcmahan the white x27 s professor of moral philosophy at the university of oxford spoke at bowdoin recently about the responsibilities of participants in war his view is that soldiers must be

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