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The Associativist Account of Killing in War

Lazar, Seth


Many of us believe that pacifism is mistaken. Warfare, though it involves intentional killing, can sometimes be justified. At the same time, we believe humans enjoy fundamental moral protections against being deliberately killed - commonly expressed in the language of human rights. The challenge is to render these two commitments mutually consistent. We could argue that in justified wars those whom we intentionally kill are liable to be killed: they have lost or forfeited the protection of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Global Political Theory


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