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Moral reasoning and action in war

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The moral reasons we have to kill some people and not others in service to morally important outcomes – like winning a just war – are the central concern of this thesis. The three papers that comprise this thesis argue that reductive moral reasons – reasons derived from the ethics of individual self and other defense – apply in war and should figure in the individual and joint deliberation of soldiers when they decide whom they ought morally to kill. The focus on reductive moral reason...

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Philosophy Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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