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 ...

Killing in War 2011, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199603572

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Killing in War 2009, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199548668

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