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The Morality of Killing in War

Frances Kamm

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780195388923
Published online December 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195388923.013.0020

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 The Morality of Killing in War

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This chapter examines traditional and nontraditional views about the morality aspect of killing in war, explaining that these views are derivative of deeper nonconsenqualist perspectives in ethics. It analyzes some aspects of standard just war theory, discusses the concept of jus in bello and collateral harm to noncombatants, and also offers alternatives to the standard jus in bello, including the equality thesis and moral equality or conventional equality.

Keywords: killing in war; morality; ethics; just war theory; jus in bello; collateral harm; equality thesis; moral equality

Article.  18242 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Metaphysics ; Moral Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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