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Who Should Die? – The Ethics of Killing in War - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Who Should Die?: The Ethics of Killing in War

Bradley Jay Strawser, Ryan Jenkins, and Michael Robillard


This academic text brings together, in one volume, the most recent and innovative accounts of liability to harm in war. The concept of liability has become a crucial wedge issue within the military ethics community, as the claim that combatants are morally equal has come under withering criticism. Scholars have been exploring the various causal factors that underlie a person’s liability to be intentionally targeted with potentially lethal violence—such as her culpable contribution to an unjust threat. These new categories of liability cut across the old equality of combatants, suggesting that ... More

Keywords: war, liability, self-defense, killing, just war theory, revisionism, ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190495657
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190495657.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bradley Jay Strawser, editor
Associate Professor, Department of Defense Analysis, Naval Postgraduate School and Research Associate, University of Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict

Ryan Jenkins, editor
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Michael Robillard, editor
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Philosophy, University of Connecticut

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