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Associative Duties and the Ethics of Killing in War

Lazar, Seth


This paper advances a novel account of part of what justifies killing in war, grounded in the duties we owe to our loved ones to protect them from the severe harms with which war threatens them. It discusses the foundations of associative duties, then identifies the sorts of relationships, and the specific duties that they ground, which can be relevant to the ethics of war. It explains how those associative duties can justify killing in theory�in particular how they can justify overriding the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Practical Ethics


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