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Killing by Remote ControlThe Ethics of an Unmanned Military$
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Bradley Jay Strawser

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199926121

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926121.001.0001

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Introduction: The Moral Landscape of Unmanned Weapons

Introduction: The Moral Landscape of Unmanned Weapons

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(p.3) 1 Introduction: The Moral Landscape of Unmanned Weapons
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Killing by Remote Control
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Bradley Jay Strawser

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926121.003.0001

The debate over the ethical permissibility of remotely controlled unmanned weapons has exploded over the past few years. This essay introduces the book by reviewing the major contours of this broad debate. In so doing it reviews the kinds of moral objections most commonly raised against unmanned weapons, both in theory and in practice, as well as some of the ways scholars have responded to these objections. It also offers a few critical distinctions on various positions within the debate that will help guide the reader. Finally, it argues that unmanned weapons can, in certain contexts, be morally preferable and even morally obligatory, due to the moral demand to avoid unnecessary risk.

Keywords:   unmanned weapons, moral objections, unneccesary risk, moral obligations, ethical permissibility

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