The Ethics of Self-Defense by Christian CoonsThe Ethics of Self-Defense by Christian Coons

The Ethics of Self-Defense

EditorChristian Coons, Michael Weber

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The fifteen new essays collected in this volume address questions concerning the ethics of self-defense, most centrally when and to what extent the use of defensive force, especially lethal force, can be justified. Scholarly interest in this topic reflects public concern stemming fromcontroversial cases of the use of force by police, and military force exercised in the name of defending against transnational terrorism. The contributors pay special attention to determining when a threat is liable to defensive harm, though doubts about this emphasis are also raised. The legitimacyof so-called "stand your ground" policies and laws is also addressed. This volume will be of great interest to readers in moral, political, and legal philosophy.

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Christian Coons is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on theory selection in normative ethics, the nature of value, and the structural relationship between normative concepts. Michael Weber is Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Philosophy at Bowling Gr...
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Title:The Ethics of Self-DefenseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:June 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190206098

ISBN - 13:9780190206093

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