Killing in War

ISBN-10: 019960357X

ISBN-13: 9780199603572

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jeff McMahan
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Description: 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. Does morality become more permissive in a state of 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 thetraditional theory of the just war and has implications that challenge common sense views. McMahan argues, for example, that it is wrong to fight in a war that is unjust because it lacks a just cause.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 2/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

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