Killing in War (Google eBook)
Killing a person is in general among the most seriously wrongful forms of action, yet most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war. Does morality become more permissive in a state of war? Jeff McMahan argues that conditions in war make no difference to what morality permits and the justifications for killing people are the same in war as they are in other contexts, such as individual self-defence. This view is radically at odds with the traditional theory of the just war and has implications that challenge common sense views. McMahan argues, for example, that it is wrong to fight in a war that is unjust because it lacks a just cause.
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not as good as i expected but it is still a pretty good book so i like it
Review: Killing in WarUser Review - Michael - Goodreads
There is a great deal to be said about this book, both good and bad, and I think it would take me about 10 pages to do it justice. My first reaction to finishing this book is: why does he not discuss ... Read full review