How We Fight: Ethics in War

Hardcover | April 28, 2014

EditorHelen Frowe, Gerald Lang

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How We Fight: Ethics in War presents a substantial body of new work by some of the leading philosophers of war. The ten essays cover a range of topics concerned with both jus ad bellum (the morality of going to war) and jus in bello (the morality of fighting in war). Alongside explorations ofclassic in bello topics, such as the principle of non-combatant immunity and the distribution of risk between combatants and non-combatants, the volume also addresses ad bellum topics, such as pacifism and punitive justifications for war, and explores the relationship between ad bellum and in bellotopics, or how the fighting of a war may affect our judgments concerning whether that war meets the ad bellum conditions. The essays take a keen interest in the micro-foundations of just war theory, and uphold the general assumption that the rules of war must be supported, if they are going to be supported at all, by the liability and non-liability of the individuals who are encompassed by those rules. Relatedly, thevolume also contains work which is relevant to the moral justification of several moral doctrines used, either explicitly or implicitly, in just war theory: in the doctrine of double effect, in the generation of liability in basic self-defensive cases, and in the relationship between liability andthe conditions which are normally appended to permissible self-defensive violence: imminence, necessity, and proportionality. The volume breaks new ground in all these areas.

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How We Fight: Ethics in War presents a substantial body of new work by some of the leading philosophers of war. The ten essays cover a range of topics concerned with both jus ad bellum (the morality of going to war) and jus in bello (the morality of fighting in war). Alongside explorations ofclassic in bello topics, such as the princip...

Helen Frowe is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Kent. Gerald Lang is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Leeds. He held previous appointments in Reading and Oxford. He has very wide-ranging interests in moral and political philosophy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:April 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Helen Frowe and Gerald Lang: Introduction1. Saba Bazargan: Varieties of Contingent Pacifism in War2. Victor Tadros: Punitive War3. Gerald Lang: Why Not Forfeiture?4. Suzanne Uniacke: Self-Defence, Just War, and a Reasonable Prospect of Success5. Frances M. Kamm: Self-Defense, Resistance, and Suicide: The Taliban Women6. Adam Hosein: Are Justified Aggressors a Threat to the Rights Theory of Self-Defence?7. Jeff McMahan: Self-Defense Against Justified Threateners8. Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen: Just War Theory, Intentions, and the Deliberative Perspective Objection9. Noam Zohar: Risking and Protecting Lives: Soldiers and Opposing Civilians10. Helen Frowe: Non-Combatant Liability in WarIndex