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Associative duties and the ethics of killing in war

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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...

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Institution:
Australian National University
Publisher:
Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics
Journal:
Journal of Practical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
3-48
Publication date:
2013-06-05
ISSN:
2051-655X
URN:
uuid:c554f392-f433-4266-a139-6842f801cda1
Local pid:
ora:8796
Language:
English
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