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

F.M. Kamm


This book comprises chapters that discuss aspects of war and other conflicts in the light of both nonconsequentialist ethical theory and the views of such theorists as Barbara Herman, Jeff McMahan, Avishai Margalit, and Michael Walzer. The first chapter deals with the relation between states of affairs whose termination justifies war and states of affairs that once achieved should put an end to war. The next few chapters deal with conduct in war. They first consider the implications of general moral principles (including the Doctrine of Double Effect and Principle of Permissible Harm) for the ... More

Keywords: war, conflict, nonconsequentialist ethical theory, Doctrine of Double Effect, Principle of Permissible Harm, Trolley Problem, justice, post-conflict, terrorism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199897520
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897520.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

F.M. Kamm, author
Harvard University